Civilian Massacres In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

  For the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the horrors of war are an everyday reality. In the eastern provinces of the country, this trauma is particularly acute. On Sunday 27 November, the Mai-Mai Mazembe militia attacked a displaced persons’ camp in Luhanga. According to local officials […]

Ugandan Army Pulls Troops in Fight Against LRA

Late last week, Uganda announced plans to pull back approximately 2,500 troops from the Central African Republic who are searching for high-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The LRA is an organization that bases its belief system on the pillars of Christianity. It gained international notoriety through the Kony 2012 […]

The Dominic Ongwen Case – Setting International Criminal Justice Precedent

Over the past week the world turned, once again, to The Hague, Netherlands, where the International Criminal Court (ICC) completed the charges hearing against Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen is a former commander of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA). Under the command of well-known warlord Joseph Kony, the LRA has committed atrocities […]

Principle of African Solidarity: Somali Rebels Holding Ugandan Troops

  On Saturday, 12th September 2015, the president of Uganda speculated that the Islamic extremists in Somalia may have held some Uganda troops hostage. According to the Tokyo Associate Press (AP), President Yoweri Museveni blamed his own commanders for slackness that allowed a recent attack on an African Union base […]

The Lord’s Resistance Army In Central Africa

The Lord’s Resistance army (LRA) has a long history in Uganda, spanning more than two and a half decades. Based in northern Uganda, the LRA claims to be in pursuit of a Christian state, with the Ten Commandments to be the states constitution. Unfortunately the LRA has been responsible for […]