Forces for Renewal

Forces for Renewal
Leader Azarias Ruberwa
Founded 2003
Headquarters avenue Haut commandement, Gombe, Kinshasa
Ideology Federalism, Liberalism
Political position Centre-right
Colours Light Blue, White
Seats in the National Assembly
26 / 500
Sears in the Senate
7 / 108

The Forces for Renewal (French: Forces du Renouveau) is a political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The party originated as a breakaway faction of the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) and was previously known as the RCD-Kisangani-Movement for Liberation.

The RCD-K-ML was accorded 15 seats in the Transitional National Assembly and participated in the Transitional Government headed by Joseph Kabila.

Human Rights Watch has accused RCD-K-ML of conscripting child soldiers.[1] They were also involved in the Ituri conflict.

Their leader, Antipas Mbusa came eleventh in the 2006 presidential elections with 96,503 votes, and won 26 seats in the simultaneous election to the National Assembly.

It won seven out of 108 seats in the indirect elections to the Senate.

It joined the government of Antoine Gizenga where Mbusa became Foreign Minister.


  1. CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH ARMED FORCES AND GROUPS, The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, 2006-01-31, accessed on 2007-02-11
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