Lord’s Resistance Army

2006, August 4 : LRA declares end of 18 years of combats against Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. Result : 2 millions people displaced, among those, 1.7 millions live in refugee camps.

That was the situation in 2006…what is it like AS OF TODAY?

2009, August 7 – a new wave of violence has truck Congo lead by the LRA : Lord’s Resistance Army. This past year only, about an additional 260000 persons got displaced due to the on-going conflict spread all over Uganda, Congo and and the south of Sudan. OFFICIALLY, SINCE 2006 AN ADDITIONAL 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE GOT DISPLACED dure to the conflict.

Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is categorized by the United States of America as a terrorist group. Its aim is to take over the presidency and create a new state based on the 10th commandements. The ongoing conflict started when two generals belonging to the  ethnic group of the Acholi took over the presidency held by a member of another ethnic : the Langi. Both groups have been fighting ever since, even though Yoweri Museveni (belonging to the other ethnic group of the Ankole), was the one who took over the presidency and his position is the coveted one. 

Yoweri_Museveni80% of their army is made of children soldiers, kidnapped to their family and then trained. That is why a lot of children sleep in the streets outside at night, they are afraid of being kidnapped to become children soldiers or sexual slaves…the movie Uganda Rising testifies of this humanitarian situation, one of “the most neglected in the world” according to the UN.487px-Ugandan_districts_affected_by_Lords_Resistance_Army

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