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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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UPDF starts detonation of explosives in Pader district

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has started a detonation exercise to destroy unexploded ordinances in Pader district. The Pader Resident District Commissioner, Dusman Okee says the exercise that started on Wednesday will run for two months. It follows a resolution reached during the district security …

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Ongwen asks ICC to spare him from ‘further’ imprisonment

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Dominic Ongwen, a former Commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has asked the International Criminal Court-ICC to spare him from further imprisonment since he has already spent a great part of his life from childhood in “prison”. Appearing at The Hague based court on …

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25 unexploded ordnances found in Agago and Nwoya districts

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A total of 25 unexploded ordnances -UXOs have been found in Agago and Nwoya districts. The devices believed to have been left behind during the Lord’s Resistance Army –LRA insurgency in Northern Uganda were discovered by the local communities who reported to police and other …

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