The fund says the operation of the center will be handed over to the control and funding of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. The center manufactures and repairs artificial prosthetic limbs for amputated victims of the Lords Resistance Army-LRA conflict in Northern Uganda
The Lords Resistance Army LRA rebel attacks on civilians in Central African Republic CAR and neighbouring countries are on a decline, the LRA Crisis Tracker reveals. Brigadier Richard Karemire, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF spokesperson, says that the decline in abductions and attacks shows that the LRA is no more. He says thats why the UPDF started withdrawing from CAR, adding that they have neutralised the rebel capacity to make war.
The training comes at the backdrop of allegations of rape and exploitation by Ugandan soldiers who have been searching for Lords Resistance Army rebels in Central African Republic. The allegations appeared in a report released last month by Human Rights watch accusing Ugandan troops of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 13 women and girls since 2015.
Some leaders in Gulu district have faulted government for mishandling the rehabilitation and reintegration of former Lords Resistance Army LRA abductees. The leaders say government commitment towards financing a comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration programme remains wanting, more than ten years after it committed to doing so during the Juba Peace Talks.
He faces 12 Confirmed counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and 53 alternative charges for crimes allegedly committed during the insurgency in northern Uganda. They include willful killing, kidnap with intent to murder and destruction of property among others.
Franois Louncny Fall, the acting head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UNOCA, told the UN Security Council that the LRA continues to Kill, abduct and cause mayhem to communities where it operates.
A decade after guns fell silent, the district has largely neglected several buildings that sheltered thousands of children and adults who trekked to town every evening for security thus earning themselves the name Night Commuters.
The Trial Chamber is responsible for the conduct of trial proceedings and is adopting all the necessary procedures to ensure that the trial is fair and expeditious. The judges will schedule a date for the opening of the respective trials in due course, a statement issued this afternoon by the ICC states.
Charles Kamuli, a representative of the DPP informed court president over by justice Lydia Mugambe that they intend to adduce 113 witnesses to prove their case against Kwoyelo. Kamuli further told court that witnesses will be protected under the available witness protection mechanisms. This also includes the use of pseudonyms, masking witnesses and testifying in judges chambers where needed.
The action freezes any LRA assets within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with the group. It also adds to the sanctions already in place against Kony, who was designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in August 2008.
Chergui said that although the situation in Somalia continues to show signs of improvement due to efforts of the African Union Mission and the Somali National security forces, the Al-Shabaab still retains a significant capability to engage in asymmetrical warfare as was demonstrated by attacks on the Ugandan and Burundian forces.
The UN Secretary General is concerned that terrorism and violent extremism are a growing threat on the continent. Indeed, Al-Shabaab, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, and the Lords Resistance Army had established a presence and expanded their activities across borders.
The LRA has over the decades buried weapons when under pursuit for easier escape, with a hope to return, at a later date, to recover them. However, the UPDF has often discovered the arms caches, while sometimes, the LRA have been chased away too far to return for the arms.
ICC Outreach Coordinator for Kenya and Uganda says the office of the prosecutor is waiting for comprehensive forensic DNA tests to back up its application to the Pre-Trial Chamber to drop indictments hanging over Vincent Otti\'s head. Until that is done, Vincent Otti will remain a wanted man before the International Criminal Court
A de-redacted arrest warrant leaked from the ICC has revealed that the crimes Ongwen is under trial for were committed when he led an attack onto the Lukodi IDP camp in Gulu on the night of 20th May 2004.