It is reported that the rebels under the command of Okot Odiambo, a then deputy to LRA Commander Joseph Kony, brutally killed more than 300 people in a space of three hours on the afternoon of February 21, 2004. They were burned alive inside their huts, hacked with machetes, stabbed with knives, clubbed with sticks and shot as they fled.
Speaking on Friday at Lwala Girls Secondary School as a guest of honor during the commemoration of the abducted girls, Kadaga assured parents that she will table the matter in parliament and task government to account for the missing girls.
A memorial mass is underway in Koch village, Koch Goma sub county in Nwoya district for two Uganda government peace negotiators who were killed by rebels of the Lords Resistance Army LRA in June 1996. At the height of LRA insurgency in the North, the government had formed a peace team led by the then Minister for Norther Uganda Pacification, Betty Bigombe. Prince Bernard Richard Olanya Lagony and Okot Ogony were part of this team.
A contingent of the Ugandan army returning from Central African Republic CAR are being accused of having sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015. A report by Human Rights Watch HRW says at least one rape was registered. In a statement issued by its Nairobi office, HRW says it interviewed 13 women and 3 girls early this year.
Speaker Kadaga added that hundreds of these women are discriminated against and stigmatized and this is making life difficult for them. She says Government should design a deliberate plan to help child mothers, women stuck with their children and the children without identities.
President Museveni urged the international community to support the regional force to flush out the LRA remnants and put an end to the war by supporting their efforts through reinforcements of multiplier forces.
Thirty-three-year old Peter Kidega Okello was in charge of general duties and intelligence in the inner circle of elusive LRA leader Joseph Kony. Okello was abducted in 2003 from Kubwor village in Parumu parish, Parabongo sub county in Agago district.
Onen Kamdullu was the Operations Director of the feared Lords Resistance Army LRA. He served a nine-year jail sentence for aggravated robbery slapped against him shortly after denouncing rebellion and receiving amnesty in 2007.
The International Criminal Court said it is yet to confirm the death of former rebel Lords Resistance Army LRA Deputy Chief, Vincent Otti whose killing was allegedly ordered by Joseph Kony in early October, 2007. Maria Mabinty Kamara, the Field Outreach Coordinator for the ICC in Kenya and Uganda, says Ottis death remains a doubt until final forensic confirmations by the Judges at the ICC.
Former students of St. Marys College Aboke in Kole district have launched a fundraising drive to re-roof the school buildings in memory of their colleagues who were abducted by the Lords Resistance Army rebels-LRA. The old students had gathered at Aboke for memorial prayers to mark the 20th anniversary since the LRA abduction of 139 girls at the school in October 1996.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will continue to assist Ugandas efforts to build peace and security within the region by supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia and helping to address the ongoing threat posed by the Lords Resistance Army.
Through their umbrella organisation, Lango Youth Former Captives/Returnees Association -LYFCA, the group notes that most of them are in dire need for help, yet government has done little to facilitate their reintegration into the community.
Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson says that on May 30th, 2014 while in Kampala, Adupa offered to security a report alleging that a total of 50 rebels had already been recruited in Dokolo and Lira districts by Journalists and politicians whose particulars he did not divulge.
Invisible Children, a Non-Governmental Organization that works to protect communities from Lordâ€™s Resistance Army â€“LRA rebels, is in need of about 75 million shillings to encourage the rebels to surrender.
At least five people have reportedly been killed and scores of others abducted by suspected Lordâ€™s Resistance Army â€“ LRA rebels in South Sudan, raising fears of renewed support to the weakened rebel group.
A new report has indicated that the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army fighters in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been communicating with local communities about defecting.
There is still uncertainty over whether the Lordâ€™s Resistance Armyâ€”LRA fighters in the Central African Republicâ€”CAR are defecting. Chinese news agency, Xinhua, on Sunday quoted a statement from the United Nations indicating that over 1200 fighters in CAR had contacted the UN with a plan to disarm and defect from Bria, near the border with Sudan.