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Kwoyelo threatens to abandon appearing in court

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebel commander Thomas Kwoyelo alias Latoni has threatened to stop appearing before judges at the International Crimes Division Court-ICD of the high court alleging the delayed conclusion of his case. Kwoyelo who is facing 93 counts of war crimes and crimes …

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Lack of funds delay speedy trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Registrar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division (ICD) Deputy Registrar, Stella Beatrice Atingu has admitted the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander, Thomas Kwoyelo, is slow due to lack of funding. The former LRA warlord is facing 93 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity at …

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MPs to investigate irregular compensation of Acholi, Teso war claimants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Government Assurance and Implementation Committee have resolved to investigate irregularities surrounding livestock compensation. It follows queries over the ongoing livestock verification process, and methods of compensation which were presented to the Committee by Jackson Kafuuzi, the Deputy Attorney General. According …

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ICC marks 20 years

World court battles questions of legitimacy and relevance as it marks milestone Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 1 marked 20 years with few victories and many questions about its legitimacy. The fundamental question remains whether it can successfully prosecute the perpetrators of …

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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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