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14 Dec 2010 description

Summary

On Christmas Eve 2008 and over the following three weeks, 865 women, men and children were savagely beaten to death and hundreds more abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a remote corner in the north-east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in southern Sudan. The attack was a murderous backlash in response to Operation "Lightning Thunder", a military offensive launched some 10 days before against the LRA by Uganda, DRC and southern Sudan.

14 Dec 2010 description

Résumé

A la veille de Noël 2008 et pendant les trois semaines qui ont suivi, 865 hommes, femmes et enfants furent sauvagement battus à mort et des centaines d'autres enlevés par l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (connue sous son sigle anglais : la LRA) dans un coin reculé du nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Sud Soudan. L'attaque était une action de représailles contre l'opération « Eclair de Tonnerre », une offensive militaire lancée contre la LRA quelque 10 jours plus tôt par l'Ouganda, la RDC et le Sud Soudan.

03 Mar 2010 description
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More than 300 people are feared killed after torrential rain caused a series of landslides in a mountainous region in Uganda's east.

More than 300 people are feared killed after torrential rain caused a series of landslides in a mountainous region in Uganda's east.

Rescuers are digging through the mud on the slopes of Mount Elgon with small tools as diggers cannot reach the area.

More than 80 deaths have been confirmed, with at least 250 more people still missing.

A team of Tróaire's partners from the international Caritas federation is assessing the needs of the …