Archive for 'northern Uganda'
Let’s hope we aren’t seeing the unraveling of the fragile peace between the countries of South Sudan and Sudan (South Sudan became independent last July), but an alert from the International Crisis Group suggests bleak prospects for calm to prevail. There’s little long-lasting optimism derived from news, reported by the BBC reports today that “South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir [...]
My head is going to explode from the criticism I’m hearing now about the U.S. helping the Ugandan government and neighbors militarily pursue Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army rebel elite.
Look, in 1993, I was one of the earliest journalists in this country to write — and write consistently — about the war in [...]
Posted: February 8th, 2009 under Africa, Foreign policy, International Criminal Court, civil wars, human rights, international children's issues, northern Uganda.
Tags: child soldiers, girls' rights, International Criminal Court, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, northern Uganda
This just in from the very good folks at Resolve Uganda. The group is urging that, as regional militaries hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony, they target only Lord’s Resistance Army leaders and not the children. As richly as Kony deserves to be caught, the pragmatic problem always has been that in using force to capture him, [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2008 under Africa, civil wars, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, northern Uganda.
Tags: children's rights, Democratic Republic of Congo, human rights, humanitarian affairs, international humanitarin policy, Joaquim Chissano, Joseph Kony, northern Uganda, Resolve Uganda, Sudan, the Lord's Resistance Army, United Nations Security Council
Let me post this news release on this important report before any more time passes, and I’ll comment on it later. I urge everyone to read at least the executive summary. It’s a shame it’s not getting more publicity.
For Immediate Release
December 8, 2008
Contact: Andrew Hollinger, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 202-488-6133
Lauren Sucher, United States [...]
BUNIA, 6 November 2008 (IRIN) - Aid workers have been evacuated after attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the north-eastern territory of Dungu, near the Sudan border, which have caused thousands of civilians to flee since September.
”The NGOs left because of insecurity; a large number of the population [also] fled,” Jean [...]
Posted: November 6th, 2008 under Africa, civil wars, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, northern Uganda.
Tags: Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, N. Uganda, OCHA, Sudan
Nothing like marking the beginning of a new month with an attack by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Reuters story below, with my brief comment following it.
Ugandan rebels attack Congo town, 50,000 flee -UN
Sat 1 Nov 2008, 17:58 GMT
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KINSHASA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels raided a town in northern [...]
Posted: November 1st, 2008 under Africa, International Criminal Court, Uncategorized, civil wars, human rights, northern Uganda.
Tags: Central African Republic, DRC, International Criminal Court, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, Museveni, N. Uganda, Sudan
I want peace in northern Uganda as much as anyone. I have spent years of my professional life trying to educate and focus attention on the conflict between Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda and the government of Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, and the impact it has had on children. And I was one [...]
Posted: September 14th, 2008 under Africa, International Criminal Court, civil wars, human rights, international children's issues, northern Uganda.
Tags: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, peace plan, Sudan, U.S. State Department, Uganda, war crimes, Yoweri Museveni
These notes are the outline of a presentation I made at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Summer Institute for Middle & High School Teachers:
“Demystifying Stereotypes and Understanding Contemporary Cultures in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East”
June 26, 2008
I’ve seen humanitarian issues from both sides of the fence: as a journalist and as a humanitarian worker. [...]
I fear I’ve passed a funding competition deadline for mentioning this project, but I still think its approach is worth noting. Nathaniel Whittemore, director of the Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University, left a comment on my previous post about the center’s efforts to teach undergraduates how best to help communities-in-need around the global. One of its programs sends 20 students to Uganda each year.
The project [...]
Come on, no one who has followed the slow-moving peace talks in Juba really thought that last week’s agreement between the government of Uganda and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army meant smooth sailing toward a full and final peace accord, did anyone? The LRA delegation to the peace talks reportedly walked out of a meeting yesterday. [...]