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Dominic Ongwen hires new defense lawyer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dominic Ongwen, one of the former top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has appointed a new defense lawyer to represent him at The Hague-based International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. Ogwen picked Charles Achaleke Taku, a Cameroonian lawyer early this month in what seemed …

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LRA victims protest delayed compensation

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joseph Kony war victims in the West Nile sub region have staged a peaceful demonstration over delayed compensation by the government for the losses incurred during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency. The war victims converged near the office of the Prime Minister-Arua and …

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Ugandan school Wakadogo ranks among world’s best

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan school, Project Shelter Wakadogo, which supports vulnerable and hard to reach children, has been named one of the top 10 schools globally by World’s Best School Prizes in the Overcoming Adversity category. The World’s Best School Prize is a project by T4 Education, …

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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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Court adjourns Kwoyelo’s war crimes trial to May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The case in which one of the commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Thomas Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges related to atrocities committed during the Northern Uganda political insurgency has been adjourned to May 23rd 2022, to enable the prosecutors prepare more witnesses. The case was …

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LRA massacre videos in Barlonyo camp overshadow Kwoyelo’s trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shock and emotions enveloped the International Crimes Division of the High Court as the prosecutors screened a video showing the aftermath of the Barlonyo camp attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels who left hundreds of people dead 18 years ago. This was during the ongoing …

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Dominic Ongwen pleads for psychosocial support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dominic Ongwen has pleaded with the International Criminal Court-ICC to offer him psychosocial support instead of 25 years imprisonment. Ongwen, the former Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army–LRA was on May 6, 2021, sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International …

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