March 1, 2007

Uganda: A Rebellion on the Run, Crossing Borders

Decades of conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army have taken thousands of lives in Uganda. More than two million people have been pushed from their homes, and peace talks have stalled on rebel fears that mediators are biased.

Now, after being flushed out of bases in southern Sudan, the remaining LRA militants have broken the terms of a cease-fire, and are crossing the border to join forces with the Central African Republic’s local rebel militia, the Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy.

Sources:

“As peace talks stall, displaced Ugandans yearn for home”
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 23, 2007

“‘Ugandan rebels flee to CAR'”
South African Press Association, February 20, 2007

“Uganda: ‘A war against children”
Newsdesk.org news analysis, April 1, 2005

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