· October, 2005

Stories about Uganda from October, 2005

Uganda: LRA militias

  26 October 2005

Jewels in the Jungle introduces us to the “night commuters” the children and adults that parade every night on the rural roads of Northern Uganda to seek shelter from marauding bands of armed militias.

UK: Archbiship of York

  26 October 2005

Black Star Journal reports that racism is not yet dead! The newly installed Archbishop of York (originally from Uganda) Dr John Sentamu revealed he was greeted with racist letters, including some covered in human excrement.

Uganda: Court issues warrants

  14 October 2005

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for the alleged perpetrators of atrocities in Uganda, Human Rights Watch reports, calling on governments to help bring about the prompt arrest and transfer of these individuals to the court.

Uganda: Malaria outreach

  13 October 2005

Uganda-CAN reports that malaria outreach programs will be extended to northern Uganda, especially internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the strife-torn region.

Uganda: Milton Obote dies

  11 October 2005

Black Star Journal writes of former Ugandan dictator Milton Obote, who died recently in South Africa, that his regime was “barely less thuggish than Amin's, but Obote was somewhat erudite and well-spoken so many outsiders never thought he could be as brutal as the bufoonish Amin.”

Uganda: Arrest warrants scupper talks

  10 October 2005

Uganda-CAN picks up on comments by top Ugandan peace negotiator Betty Bigombe, who says that the issuing of arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leaders by the International Criminal Court has scuppered the latest round of peace negotiations.

Uganda, D.R. Congo: Kampala reaction

  5 October 2005

Coalition for Darfur picks up a news dispatch about Uganda's dismissal of calls for a U.N. arms embargo against it after 400 of its Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel fighters crossed into the D.R. of Congo. Eugene Oregon comments briefly on a reference to “LRA fighters and their families”.

Uganda: Moment of truth

  5 October 2005

The Uganda Conflict Action Network (Uganda-CAN) calls on the Ugandan government to better protect its citizens, support an amnesty program for abducted fighters, and work for a clear and transparent peace plan with broad support in the international community.

Uganda: Night commuter documentary

4 October 2005

UgandaCAN recommends that anyone interested in learning more about the GuluWalk awareness event, as well as night commuters and child soldiers in northern Uganda watch the documentary film Invisible Children.

Uganda: Troops mass near border

  3 October 2005

Following reports that thousands of Ugandan troops are amassed near the country's border with the D.R. of Congo, Uganda-CAN urges the government of Uganda and the United Nations to delay attacks on a group of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters there, pending negotiations.