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UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

UN News Service - December 1, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.
US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels

BBC News - November 25, 2010

Joseph KonyUS President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to disarm one of Africa's most feared rebel militias, the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. LRA leaders initially claimed to be fighting to install a theocracy in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 commandments. But they now roam across parts of Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), as well as north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Four African nations crack down on LRA

BBC News - October 16, 2010

Joseph KonyFour African nations have agreed to form a joint military force to fight Lord's Resistance Army rebels, the African Union says. It says the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda will form a brigade to pursue the militants. The LRA, which originated in Uganda 20 years ago, has recently mounted deadly attacks in all four countries.
LRA: UNHCR relocates 1,500 refugees from CAR to the DRC

UNHCR - August 24, 2010

Children in CongoThe UNHCR has begun with the transfer of about 1,500 refugees from the Central African Republic to a newly constructed refugee camp in Kpala-Kpala, close to the town of Bondo in the remote district of Bas-Uélé. The Lord's Resistance Army attacks in CAR, north of the Mbomu river, which forms the natural border to the DRC, have provoked a massive displacement of about 15,000 persons within the CAR between March and May 2010.
Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive'

BBC News - August 12, 2010

LRA operational region in Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic and SudanUganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been accused of going on a massive forced recruitment campaign in remote areas of central Africa. Human Rights Watch said the group had brutally abducted at least 697 adults and children over the past 18 months.
Huge DR Congo gold mine to open, displacing 15,000

BBC News - July 22, 2010

Rangold Resources Kibali ProjectMining firm Randgold Resources says it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit - in eastern DR Congo. The mine will require the re-location of 15,000 people, but Randgold says the project has the support of the government and the local community.
Report Says Uganda's Elusive LRA Rebel Almost Caught Last Year

VOA News - June 24, 2010

Joseph KonyA new report by the Washington-based, anti-genocide Enough Project says the elusive leader of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army was nearly caught last year by the Ugandan army in a remote area of the Central African Republic. But the group says limited assistance from the international community and lack of support from regional governments are hampering the Ugandan army's ability to deal a knock-out blow to the terrorist organization.
U.S. Official Sees Improvement in Africa's Great Lakes Region

Charles W. Corey | America.gov - May 26, 2010

Johnnie CarsonPresident Kabila has taken important steps to address insecurity, but they remain insufficient. The president has also voiced strong support for our program to train a light infantry battalion in Kisangani. That training includes a strong focus on improving FARDC human rights practices, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told the U.S. Congress.
Behind Human Rights Watch Report on LRA, a Plea for MONUC to Remain in the Congo

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

MONUCThe release of this report just as the Security Council is set to respond to a request by Congolese authorities for the United Nations to withdraw its peacekeeping force in the DRC by June 2011 is no coincidence. In reading the report, one quickly realizes that behind the reported facts lies a plea for MONUC to remain in the DRC.
New strategy needed against LRA in DR Congo, says UN chief

BBC News - March 28, 2010

Joseph KonyAlan Doss spoke to the BBC after evidence emerged of a five day-rampage by the rebel group last December in which more than 300 people died. He said greater air mobility and better intelligence gathering was needed.







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