The Police Standards Unit has been deployed in Rakai district to investigate allegations by Ponsiano Lwakataka\'s relatives that police is mismanaging the cases against him. Noah Serunjogi, the Regional police spokesperson, confirms the development.
The attack targeted presidential guards in Kinshasa and lasted for about 35 Minutes before being repulsed after a serious exchange of fire, Congolese government spokesperson Lambert Mende says. The attacked barracks is known as Camp Tshatshi.
As the Administration assesses progress in countering the LRA and deliberates on the future of U.S. efforts, we urge you to sustain core elements of the current strategy until Joseph Kony and senior LRA commanders are removed from the battlefield and the LRA no longer poses such a severe threat to civilians. In particular, we note the essential role U.S. military advisers deployed in the field play in supporting operations by regional forces, improving information-sharing and civilian early warning networks, and promoting voluntary defections from the LRA.
With just a week to the month of August, Representatives Jim McGovern and Ed Royce, who have been long-time champions on the LRA issue from Washington, have written a letter to President Obama encouraging him to recommit the U.S. advisors to this mission so that they accomplish its objective.