Place:Ikela, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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NameIkela
TypeCity
Located inDemocratic Republic of the Congo


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Ikela is a market town in Tshuapa District in Équateur, Democratic Republic of Congo, lying on the Tshuapa River east of Boende. Founded by Belgium in the early twentieth century as a trading post, it became an important local centre. It is the headquarters of the Ikela Territory.

The town was largely destroyed in the Second Congo War, being for many years under siege from Congolese Rally for Democracy forces. Its population of 15,000 almost all fled, but around half have since returned to reconstruct it.

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