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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.

23 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.

  • There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.

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".

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.

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

ICC-CPI-20150120-PR1084

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.

19 Jan 2015 description

OVERVIEW

This report updates UNHCR South Sudan’s Protection Monitoring Report n.3 of 31 December 2014. Three merging events were noted during this reporting period:

• At the end of December and early January ‘15, a decrease in the number of South Sudanese crossing over to Uganda and registered in Elegu Reception Centre was observed. However, this changed again by the second week of January. A slight increase in the number of ethnic Madi individuals from Pageri Administration (Nimule, Opari, Loa, Arapi and Mugali) has been witnessed.

19 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans in Karamoja increased slightly as harvests come to an end in most households especially Kotido. Also, goat prices increased during the festival season.

  • The terms of trade (goat/maize) improved in December mainly due to the increase in goat prices. However, the ToT for daily wage against maize grain continued to deteriorate.

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

Kampala, Ouganda | AFP | mardi 13/01/2015 - 18:34 GMT

par Grace MATSIKO

L'un des derniers chefs de la sanguinaire rébellion ougandaise LRA recherché par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), Dominic Ongwen, sera livré à La Haye par la Centrafrique, où il s'est rendu, a affirmé mardi Kampala.

"Il a finalement été décidé que Dominic Ongwen serait acheminé à La Haye", siège de la CPI aux Pays-Bas, a déclaré le porte-parole de l'armée ougandaise, Paddy Ankunda.

13 Jan 2015 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Tuesday 1/13/2015 - 14:40 GMT

by Grace MATSIKO

Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda's military said Tuesday.

Ongwen, who is in the custody of US special forces after surrendering in the Central African Republic last week, has been sought by the ICC for almost a decade to face charges including murder, enslavement, inhumane acts and directing attacks against civilians.

12 Jan 2015 description

1/12/2015 - 18:37 GMT

Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen, wanted by the International Criminal Court, has urged ex-comrades to come out of the bush and end their rebellion, a report said Monday.

Ongwen, who surrendered to US special forces in the Central African Republic last week, also said he would get a pardon from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, according to an audio interview broadcast on Uganda's NTV television station.

Kampala has not responded to the claims.

12 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Dominic Ongwen devrait en outre bénéficier d’un accès immédiat à un avocat

(Nairobi, le 10 janvier 2015) – Les États-Unis, l'Ouganda et la République centrafricaine devraient assurer le transfert rapide d'un commandant rebelle de l’Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA) à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. En 2005, la CPI a émis un mandat d'arrêt à l’encontre de Dominic Ongwen pour crimes contre l'humanité et crimes de guerre.