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Gov’t Secures Rehabilitation Center for Ex-LRA Rebels in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has secured a facility in Gulu City to host 150 former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels for rehabilitation. This comes months after the Ministry of Defence conducted an assessment of various facilities within Gulu City suitable for rehabilitating ex-LRA fighters who were repatriated from …

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ICC confirms Vincent Otti dead, withdraws arrest warrant

The Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT | Judges at the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court – ICC in The Hague have withdrawn the arrest warrant against Vincent Otti, the Second-in-Command of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels, who is now assumed dead. The Chamber found that …

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Kwoyelo asks court for special diet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thomas Kwoyelo, a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) warlord facing 93 charges stemming from atrocities committed during the Northern Uganda political insurgency, has made a plea to the International Crimes Division of the High Court for a special food diet. Kwoyelo, who has been …

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U.S mission hands over infrastructure projects in Northern Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. Mission in Uganda has completed and handed over infrastructure projects in seven districts in Northern Uganda. These projects include the Atiak-Karawal Road in Amuru District and classroom blocks, teacher housing units, and pit latrines at primary schools in Lamwo, Kitgum, and Nwoya …

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Judiciary moves to ring fence money for Kwoyelo’s trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary is considering setting aside funds specifically for the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo, a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander. The Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija, revealed this during the launch of the Judicial Bench Book on the Criminal Adjudication of International Crimes …

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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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LRA victims protest delayed compensation

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 members of West Nile Kony War Victims group have again protested the delays by the government to pay their compensation even after speaking to President Museveni on June 20, 2022. Between 1988 and 1999, over 1,000 businessmen and women from West Nile suffered …

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Ongwen yet to choose country for his jail term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA, Dominic Ongwen is yet to make a formal submission to the Presidency of the International Criminal Court – ICC of a preferred country where he will be serving his 25-years’ jail sentence. …

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