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4,000 approved for cattle compensation in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 4,000 people in Lira district will be compensated for lost cattle during the conflict in the Lango region. The beneficiaries are drawn from all sub-counties in Lira district and the two divisions of Lira city. According to a list released by the Attorney General, …

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25 organizations to advice ICC on reparation of LRA war victims

Former commander of LRA’s Siniya brigade was convicted to 25 years in jail for committing 61 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Northern Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC has granted permission to 25 organizations to offer advice to the court on the …

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Cattle compensation: MPs query attorney general’s list

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the Greater North Parliamentary Group have questioned the list of beneficiaries prepared by the Attorney General for compensation for lost cattle during the conflict in Northern Uganda. The MPs from Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region held a meeting with the Attorney General and …

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Leaders want LRA massacre sites turned into tourist centres

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Northern Uganda want massacre sites where the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels killed civilians turned into tourist attraction centres. During the two decade long armed conflict in the region spanning from 1986-2006, the LRA and some government forces killed civilians whom they accused …

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Families still hopeful LRA abductees will return home

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some families in Acholi are still hopeful they will see their loved ones who are still missing from the two-decade-long armed conflict in Northern Uganda 15 years ago. Between 1986 and 2006, it is estimated that the LRA rebels led by Joseph Kony abducted …

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ICC extends deadline for Dominic Ongwen’s appeal on sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber has extended the deadline for Dominic Ongwen to file the notice of appeal and the appeal brief against the sentence of the Trial Chamber IX. ICC sentenced the former Sinia brigade commander under the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA on May …

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Memories still fresh 26 years after Atiak massacre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 26 years ago on April 20, 1995, Vincent Otti commanded rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and massacred 301 civilians by shooting in Atiak. Otti who was the Deputy of the LRA Commander Joseph Kony ordered the killing of innocent civilians in his village to prove …

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Acholi clerics welcome Dominic Ongwen’s 25 year sentence

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious leaders in Acholi Sub Region are pleased with the International Criminal Court`s judgement for handing a 25-year jail sentence to Dominic Ongwen , the former commander of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group.  The panel of three judges comprised of Peter Kouvacs, Raul …

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Pajule town council residents welcome Ongwen’s 25 year jail sentence

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pajule town council and Bongtiko sub-county in Pader district have reacted to the 25 year jail sentence handed to former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen by the International Criminal Court-ICC Judges. The joint sentence was delivered by the ICC presiding judge …

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