The warning comes barely two months after the withdrawal of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF from the Central African Republic bringing an end to a combat-equipped deployment in search for Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lords Resistance Army.
Speaking to journalists at parliament following his appearance before the Defence and Internal Affairs committee, General Muhoozi revealed that although a decision to pull back from CAR was made, they agreed to put in place fall back measures. He noted one of the measures being training of Forces of Central Africa FACA saying that this will fundamentally contribute to the security of CAR provided any international partner foots the bill for training.
Allegations of the sexual abuse of children by foreign soldiers serving in the Central African Republic have been reported by the United Nations on a number of occasions. The alleged crimes mostly took place in 2014, but only came to light in recent weeks.
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.
Amid the upsurge in violence, aid workers are now facing unprecedented attacks. From the beginning of this year until last month there were 19 security incidents involving aid workers. Between just the 7th and the 19th of October there were seven attacks, a report released by the aid agencies indicates.
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.
A trip that was organized for five legislators from Uganda to the Central African Republic (CAR) to ascertain the suffering caused by the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels has been postponed over security concerns.
The Regional Civil Society Taskforce has called for a change in strategy for the force that is hunting down the Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony and other rebel commanders. Martin Ojara Mapinduzi, Gulu chairperson, says the experience they have with LRA indicates that they usually brutalize civilians whenever they are attacked by the army.