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|Uganda Fact Sheet - March 2009
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In 1996-97 the Ugandan government began tacitly supporting rebel movements in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the hope that these groups would prevent Ugandan rebel groups based in the DRC from launching attacks into Uganda. The Ugandan Peoples' Defense Forces (UPDF) then entered the DRC in 1998 to support further these Congolese rebel groups and further secure Uganda’s borders. The UPDF withdrew following the Lusaka Cease-fire Agreement of July 1999; later redeployed to the DRC’s Ituri district, and again withdrew in May 2003.
The Government of Uganda has also been fighting the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for about two decades. There have been a series of attempted solutions to the conflict. The government adopted the 2000 Amnesty Act granting amnesty to any combatant or collaborator who renounced rebellion. The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigated the LRA at the invitation of President Museveni and indicted five top LRA commanders in 2005. In mid-2006, the Government of Southern Sudan initiated mediation efforts that led to the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement between the LRA and the Government of Uganda. In February 2008, the two parties initiated a comprehensive agreement during talks in Juba, Sudan, which has to date not yet been signed. A joint military operation ( Uganda, DRC and Southern Sudan) against the LRA in eastern DRC started in December 2008, without significant success to date.
No national program in Uganda. See theSpecial Project section below for further description of MDRP activites in Uganda.
Repatriation, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Reintegration of 'Reporters' in UgandaAdministrator:
Uganda Amnesty CommissionFinancing:
The project aimed to:
The largest part of the target group was composed of ex rebels and/or ex abductees from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Other groups were ex-members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), West Nile Bank Front (WNBF), FOBA/NOM, Uganda National Democratic Alliance Front (UDA/F) and the Uganda National Freedom Movement/Army (UNFM(A).
The project consisted of five components:
Final Progress Update:
The following documents will help better understand the country and its context.
Opportunities and Constraints for the Disarmament &
The Status of LRA Reporters 1
1 Lumumba Avenue
Government Agency:Amnesty Commission
P.O. Box 33956
Mr. Damian Kato
The World Bank: Uganda
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