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30 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN) - A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their 20-year war with the government linger on.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 January 2015—Today, the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

À quelques jours du sommet de l’Union africaine, les anciens Présidents du Malawi, du Mali, du Nigéria et d’Afrique du Sud comptent parmi les nouveaux Champions qui s’engagent en faveur d’une accélération de l’accès aux services de prévention et de traitement du VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 janvier 2015 – Le groupe Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions pour une génération sans sida) vient aujourd’hui d’annoncer que quatre leaders avaient rejoint leurs rangs déjà composés d’éminentes personnalités.

29 Jan 2015 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Thursday 1/29/2015 - 11:41 GMT

Uganda has issued a three-month ultimatum to Democratic Republic of Congo to relocate hundreds of ex-rebel fighters or they will be handed to the United Nations, an army spokesman said Thursday.

The deadline follows clashes between the defeated M23 rebels and the Ugandan armed forces last month, when attempts to repatriate the insurgents saw around 1,000 fighters escape their camp in western Uganda, fearing for their safety if they were sent back to DR Congo.

27 Jan 2015 description

KAMPALA – Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving from today reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.

The ration cut of 50 percent, which began today, came as WFP struggles to raise an additional US$30 million for its operations in Uganda for the next six months.

27 Jan 2015 description
report Amref Health Africa

Published: 27 January 2015
Marie Kinyanjui

To ease the transportation of expectant mothers from remote areas to health facilities, the Staying Alive Project in Uganda has donated five bicycle ambulances to Gweri, Asuret, Kamuda, Arapai and Tubur sub-counties in Soroti District.

Village Health Team members in the project areas received the bicycles, as well as umbrellas and bags. The project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Internal affairs and implemented in Soroti, Kataki and Serere Districts.

27 Jan 2015 description

14 October, Kampala – A half-day meeting of ministers in-charge of Karamoja Cluster affairs from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda that convened in Kampala’s Munynyo Commonwealth resort today concluded with the launch of an annual ministerial forum as well as a collective commitment on harmonizing peace, security and development initiatives across the Cluster.

26 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 26 January 2015 (IRIN) - Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, a senior member of the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group appeared before the tribunal’s judges in The Hague today.

26 Jan 2015 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Monday 26/1/2015 - 15:14 GMT

Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

The former child soldier, now in his mid-30s, made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

He was transferred to the ICC in The Hague last week following his surrender to US special forces earlier this month in the Central African Republic.

26 Jan 2015 description

La Haye, Pays-Bas | AFP | lundi 26/01/2015 - 14:38 GMT

par Maude BRULARD

Dominic Ongwen, l'un des principaux chefs de la sanguinaire rébellion ougandaise de la LRA, a comparu lundi pour la première fois devant la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), qui le soupçonne de crimes de guerre et de crimes contre l'humanité.

Vêtu d'un costume bleu, d'une chemise blanche et d'une cravate à carreaux dans les mêmes tons, Dominic Ongwen a écouté le début de l'audience de manière attentive et calme.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide


By Breda Gahan

HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.

24 Jan 2015 description
report New York Times


BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net.

22 Jan 2015 description

Dominic Ongwen arrived at the ICC detention center in the Hague. FIDH and FHRI welcome this important step towards accountability for thousands of victims of the most atrocious crimes committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.

"The transfer of Dominic Ongwen to the ICC is a major event. It is a clear signal that while justice may take time, justice prevails", declared our organizations. "Ongwen should now be held accountable for the charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes he has been facing for the last 10 years".

21 Jan 2015 description

Je me réjouis d'apprendre que Dominic Ongwen, un commandant de haut rang de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), s'est rendu et a été transféré sous la garde de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Je tiens à exprimer ma gratitude au Gouvernement ougandais, au Gouvernement centrafricain, aux Forces de défense populaires de l'Ouganda et à la Force régionale d'intervention de l'Union africaine pour les efforts soutenus qu'ils ont déployés et, plus globalement encore, à tous ceux qui ont contribué à la concrétisation de cette avancée notable.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Dominic Ongwen est le premier suspect de l’Armée de résistance du seigneur à comparaître devant la Cour pénale internationale

21 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ongwen First Lord’s Resistance Army Suspect to Appear in The Hague

(Brussels, January 21, 2015) – The transfer of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an important opportunity to achieve a measure of justice for crimes committed by the rebel group, Human Rights Watch said today. Dominic Ongwen arrived in the Netherlands on January 21, 2015, to face charges of four counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity committed in 2004 in northern Uganda.

20 Jan 2015 description


Situation: Uganda

Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

Dominic Ongwen, against whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity and war crimes, is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Central African Republic heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague (Netherlands). On 17 January 2015, Dominic Ongwen was transferred to the ICC's custody.

18 Jan 2015 description
report Amnesty

The impending transfer of Dominic Ongwen, alleged former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a step towards justice for the victims who have suffered brutality at the hands of the LRA for more than two decades, said Amnesty International today.

14 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 14 January 2015 (IRIN) - Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a longstanding Ugandan rebellion, will soon be transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

13 Jan 2015 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 8,200 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.