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A 13 year-old girl was abducted by the Ugandan LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) in a village of the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan, reports Radio Anisa. Also another six people were abducted, but then released.
The report was confirmed by Buku Matthew, head of communications for the Ezo County, where the attack took place. The local media gave the episode wide converge because LRA attacks in South Sudan over the past two years have become very rare.
It is “legitimate to think that there is a hidden agenda” behind the violence underway for over three weeks in the hills of North Kivu, said the Comboni missionaries in an editorial received by MISNA. They stress that in reality the war against rebel factions and the protection of civilians claimed by dissident soldiers are “mere pretences to not accept their redeployment to other military constituencies outside the two Kivus, and continue illegally exploiting Kivu’s mineral resources”.
“Some 2,000 Congolese refugees have arrived in Uganda since February. Among them many women victims of violence and rape perpetrated by armed militia in the Rustshuru”: said Kai Nielsen, representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR / UNHCR) in Kampala, to MISNA, speaking about the recent wave of refugees fleeing the Congolese province of North Kivu.
Riots and actual fights have been taking place, for several days, between police and about 200 young people who, armed with sticks and machetes, claim ownership of agricultural land in Amuru district, north of Gulu. According to the newspaper ‘Daily Monitor’ at least one person was killed and several are injured after an intervention by the police with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets.
Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) headed by Joseph Kony attacked two villages in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR), abducting 12 civilians, for the most part women, and causing significant damages. According to the local media, the villages are Agoumar, near Rafai, and Madabazouma, around 100km from Bangassou. The residents of the area live in fear of rebel attacks, active for the past two years in the country.
Forty-five people have died and 183 are reported infected in a Yellow Fever epidemic underway for about a month in Uganda's northern districts. The announcement was made by Director General of Health Services, Dr. Kenya Mugisha, updating on the spread of the epidemic, the first in Uganda since 1970.
Unspecified sources, based on alleged reports from the armed forces, are saying that there was an attack in Birao, a village in the northeastern part of the country accessible only by aircraft, last Sunday. A group of Ugandan bandits from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has looted some shops in the town and then left taking hostages with them. The regular armed forces in Birao responded too late, seeing as they were only able to make the aggressors flee.
Former residents at the Ajiwi refugee camp, in the Oyam district in northern Uganda, have appealed to the government to reopen the 'peace talks' with the LRA led by Joseph Kony.
"We know that the LRA has killed our people but we wish to continue the negotiations to launch a process of reconciliation (sic) that might lead to a definitive peace," said Jolly Joe Omen, a resident of the village of Akuki to 'New Vision'.
At least six more civilians were killed this week in attacks in the Orientale Province, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) headed by the visionary Joseph Kony. According to the United Nations stabilisation mission in DR-Congo (MONUSCO), three civilians, including the village chief, were killed on September 15 in Liakanda, in the Dungu district.
"The world has forgotten us, it's terrible", said to MISNA Monsignor Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of the diocese of Tombura-Yambio, after celebrating the funerals of the latest victims of the Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). LRA attacks and raids are relentless in this main Sudanese city in West Equatoria, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The last victims were killed in the middle on the night on Saturday, just 2km from the centre of Yambio.
Civil society in the DR Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and Uganda are proposing to broadcast messages to incite the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to put down their weapons and surrender. This rather optimistic (at best) idea aims to get a group, the LRA, responsible for all kinds of violence and the most outmost contempt for human life - kidnapping, vandalism, murder - to surrender based on radio appeals.
Some 30,000 civilians are fleeing violent clashes underway since Saturday morning in the Beni territory, in the North Kivu province, between the Democratic Republic of Congo's Armed Forces (FARDC) and a Ugandan rebel group known as ADF-NALU (Alliance of Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda). Local civil society groups said that fighting erupted in the Makendi village, 12km east of Erengeti, not far from the Ugandan border, and rapidly spread to various other areas.
The LRA has raided and looted in te Dungu territory over the past weekend. In the village of Ngagalanadabio, the militias have stolen rice, animals and clothing taking advantage of the residents who were attending a funeral; in an administrative area in Ngilima, located in Dungu, the LRA stole cattle. In the previous days, civil society had denounced aggressions of the type seen in Nangume, along the road linking Dungu to Faradje, at the expense of a convoy of traders; the LRA stole flour, bicycles and beverages.
The latest raid from the LRA, the originally Ugandan army of bandits now based in parts of the DR Congo, Central African Republic and Sudan has left five people dead. Five bodies were found today in the Sudanese state of Western Equatoria. The five had been kidnapped by the LRA, says, Lexon Wari, director of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of Southern Sudan, quoted by the UN radio station 'Miraya Fm'. Fearing more LRA attacks, some of the residents of the villages in the area of Bangasu (about 45 km.
The police chief of Gangala na Bodio, a town in the Faradje territory in the Orientale province, not far from the border with the Central African Republic (CAR), was killed in an ambush by the Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). Local sources referred to MISNA that the police chief was killed on Saturday while investigating an attack carried out by the group in the Sambia area.
"Quite beyond the death toll and the complaints, the real problem is that in our region, our people suffers attacks, our people are killed and forced to live in fear, outside their villages, forgotten by the government in Kinshasa and by the local administration. After the killings of last December, there has been no government investigation, no aid for the families who suffer and need assistance".
An accord for a common and coordinated disarmament plan to apply along the respective borders has been signed by Kenya and Uganda. The media reports that two Kenyan and Ugandan delegations met in Kitale (north of Nairobi) to outline the details of the agreement, which intends to limit the availability of weapons among the communities of nomadic shepherds and contain the cross-border violence that periodically involve groups of youth from these communities.
Les rebelles de la Lra (Armée de résistance du seigneur) agissent dans "l'impunité totale" dans l'est du Centrafrique, alimentant les craintes de la population locale, dénonce Mgr Juan José Aguirre Muños, évêque de Bangassou (Sud-est), qui, dans un entretien à l'agence Fides, a également revu à la hausse le bilan des victimes de l'incursion des rebelles ougandais à Agoumar.
"The people have fled from the villages and there is not chance to cultivate the fields" said monsignor Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, bishop of the dioceses of Bokungu-Ikela and president of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Episcopal Conference, speaking about the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) raids. The bishop said that the violence in the regions of North and South Kivu often take attention away from the suffering of the Congolese citizens leaving further north, in a wide region between the borders with Uganda, Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The Ugandan army, present informally in the extreme east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, changed strategy against the North Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) present in the area after abandoning Uganda in 2005. The Ugandan army created advanced posts in the Congolese Orientale Province, asking the DR-Congo army to remain in their bases and began 'sweeping' the forests in direction of Duru and Ngilima, around 40km from Dungu.