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LRA victim’s lawyer dies in Gulu hotel room

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A Legal officer representing the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA war victims at The Hauge based International Criminal Court (ICC) has died in his hotel room in Gulu town. Jane Adong Anywar, 64, a resident of Kampala died at Abola Lapok Hotel along Olya Road …

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LRA war victims get free surgery for bombs, bullet wounds

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in Acholi Sub-region have started benefiting from a one-week free corrective surgical camp in Lamwo district.   A team of surgeons from Uganda and Help a Child Face Tomorrow based in Kenya in partnership with Health Right Internationalstarted the …

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Unexploded ordnances cause panic in Omoro, Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Koro sub county in Omoro district are in panic following the delayed response by security personnel to remove two bombs discovered in the area. The two bombs include mortar explosive shells that are suspected to have been left behind by fighters of …

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Amnesty commission demobilizes 164 ADF, LRA fighters in DRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Amnesty Commission has demobilized 164 reporters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) over the last one year. The Commission says it demobilized most of the reporters from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where it also made contact …

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Unexploded ordnances discovered in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pieces of anti-tank landmines and more than 9,000 rounds of live ammunition have been recovered abandoned in Palabek Kal sub county, Lamwo district. The bombs were recovered on Monday by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers following a tip-off by farmers who were …

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Ongwen’s lawyer cites intimidation of witnesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the witnesses who testified in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA have complained of intimidation while others are too scared to testify, according to the defense team. Ongwen’s lead lawyer, Krispus Ayena Odongo told the …

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Expectations of LRA victims overwhelms ICC, 16 Years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court – ICC continues to enjoy mixed fortunes in its works in Uganda, the first country to refer a situation back in 2003. Sixteen years later, only Dominic Ongwen, one of the five indicted top LRA Commanders has surrendered to the …

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