Uganda welcomes the announcement of Obama on sending troops

Uganda welcomes the announcement of Obama on sending troops

Kampala : Uganda | Oct 15, 2011 at 3:46 AM PDT
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Appeal from Human Rights Defender in Northeastern DR Congo to President Barack Obama

ganda welcomed the announcement of U.S. President Barack Obama to send troops to help the regional forces to pursue the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA, for its acronym in English).

An army spokesman, Lt. Col. Felix Kulagye, told the BBC that U.S. forces would help increase their ability to capture the LRA rebels.

Foreign Minister in office, Henry Okello Oryem, said the U.S. contribution was late because Kampala had been seeking help from the international community for years.

For 20 years the LRA has been a campaign in Uganda and neighboring countries and killed thousands.

Its leader, Joseph Kony, was indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. His whereabouts today are unknown.

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The LRA took up arms against the government in northern Uganda in 1988
The LRA took up arms against the government in northern Uganda in 1988
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