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Former ICC official accused of funding LRA leader Kony

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been asked to investigate one of its former employees over allegations of facilitating and funding Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Brigid Inder, who was a Special Gender Advisor to former ICC Prosecutor …

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Why LRA leader, son parted ways

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ali Ssalongo Kony, the son of the fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony has opened up on why he parted ways with his father. The 29-year-old recently returned quietly with his family members comprising his mother, expectant wife, and three children …

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Family of former LRA Commander Vincent Otti seeks Govt support

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of Vincent Otti, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is requesting the government to award him a heroic medal for his role in pacifying peace in Northern Uganda. They believe Otti was instrumental in initiating the peace process and …

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White saviourism’s harm

Revisiting Kony Invisible Children saga Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | “White saviour complex is the the idea that people of colour, whether in the Global South or in the West, need “saving” by a Mzungu – white western person or aid worker. Accusations of white saviourism often include …

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West Nile LRA victims give Govt 2 weeks notice

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,200 victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in West Nile have given the government an ultimatum of 15 days to compensate them or they return to court. They argue that the government has continued to turn a deaf ear to their demands …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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