Uganda rebels, LRA, continue central Africa attacks

Posted May 24, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 2,276 views


The Associated Press | A coalition of nearly 40 human rights groups is calling on the U.S. to step up its efforts against a brutal Ugandan-led rebel group that has intensified attacks in central Africa, especially Congo’s volatile northeast.

In a statement late Monday, the groups including Human Rights Watch said a special envoy should be appointed for the region where the Lord’s Resistance Army is most active.

Last May, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration signed into law an act that committed the U.S. to help civilians threatened by the LRA.

The LRA is known for vicious attacks against civilians, for abducting and forcing children to become members of the group and for brutal torture. Its leader, Joseph Kony, is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

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