Lord’s Resistance Army

By IndepthAfrica
In Documentary
Apr 14th, 2014
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“Music is the most important part of Acholi culture. It is our tradition. Even war cannot take it away from us.” For the past twenty years, northern Uganda has been at war with a rebel force, the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A), and the country’s children have been the greatest...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2014
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Without having seen the suffering in Northern Uganda, I’m appalled frankly, it’s a moral outrage to see thousands of children that have been abducted, that are maltreated, that go through the most horrendous torture by the rebel movement and also the same groups now being neglected, to so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2014
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Last week’s passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. Kampala has experienced widespread condemnation for its action, and funding from the World Bank and two European...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2013
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Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the LRA’s involvement in ivory trade. This was sparked off by the Enough report ‘Kony’s ivory’ released in June, which described the LRA’s ivory activities in Garamba Park, North-Eastern DRC. The report was followed by a range of articles highlighting how...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 29th, 2013
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– By Rose Nakayi A recent workshop on “the politics of oil and gas in East Africa” run by Makerere (Uganda) and Leeds (UK) universities, following a research visit to Uganda’s Hoima District, has revealed much that makes me wonder if the oil discovery in the Albertine region is not a twisted fortune....
By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Apr 11th, 2013
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At 13 years old, Youssouf embodies all the ills that have plagued the Central African Republic in recent years. On 24 March, he helped capture Bangui, the capital, as he fought in the ranks of the Séléka rebel coalition. By Maurice Garbiro, Bangui Under the shade of the mango tree in the Bangui army ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 4th, 2013
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The Ugandan Army’s hunt for the LRA chief is on hold after rebels seized the capital of the Central African Republic last month. The US has offered a $5m (£3.3m) reward for information leading to the arrest, transfer or conviction of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and three of his top lieutenants...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2013
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Ola Johnson The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and American Special Forces have suspended operations against Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Central African Republic following a directive from Seleka military junta. Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is wa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 30th, 2012
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From victims of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict to lictims of Land conflicts Otim Denis Barnabas INTRODUCTION Oral narratives and empirical documentation indicate that there are increasing land disputes in post conflict northern Uganda. These disputes range between families, clans, to district levels...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By Carol J. Williams Obo: Despite brutality committed over 25 years, Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony continues to elude betrayal even by his victims. He is hunted by thousands of African Union troops guided by US special forces, yet few familiar with Kony’s history of murder, mutilation, ki...