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“I can still do great things” says abducted Ugandan woman

A Ugandan woman who was abducted as an 11 year old by a notorious African warlord says that despite an incredibly difficult life she “can still do great things to bring about change in the world.”

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FEATURE: From Joseph Kony’s ‘wife’ to peace advocate – a courageous young woman’s journey to reclaim her life

Evelyn Amony was abducted at age 11 from her village in northern Uganda and then forced to become the “wife” of Joseph Kony – one Africa’s most feared warlords, infamous for his casual brutality, and leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, the violent rebel group better known as the LRA.

Security Council condemns actions of LRA in Central Africa, demands end to all attacks

The Security Council today expressed its concern at the grave security situation in parts of Central Africa, particularly the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and its regional impact, the continuing threat of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the expansion of Boko Haram terrorist activities into countries in the sub-region.

In new report, Ban urges more funding to combat armed group terrorizing Central Africa

In a report presented to the Security Council today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s envoy to Central Africa, the UN chief called on the international community to provide the resources needed to combat the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a violent armed group undermining stability in the region.

Head of UN-backed treaty welcomes Security Council call for action on LRA-related elephant poaching

The head of a United Nations-backed treaty for the conservation of endangered species has welcomed a call from the Security Council for an investigation into the alleged involvement of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the poaching of African elephants and smuggling of their ivory.

UN and African Union to seek increased funding for strategy against the Lord’s Resistance Army

The United Nations and African Union (AU) will seek increased funding early next year for a strategy against the armed group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and its impact on communities in Central Africa, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

UN welcomes troop handover to regional group combating Lord’s Resistance Army

The United Nations today welcomed the handover of 2,500 soldiers to an African Union (AU) regional task force established to hunt down members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the rebel group that gained notoriety for its atrocities in Uganda, but which has in recent years extended its violence to neighbouring countries.

Security Council endorses UN regional strategy to combat LRA threat

The Security Council today endorsed the regional strategy developed by the United Nations to tackle the threat posed by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and called for the necessary support to ensure that it is carried out successfully.

UN and African envoys present regional plan to halt LRA attacks

United Nations and African Union envoys today highlighted a new regional strategy that they hope will bring an end to the activities of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and help affected populations.

Ban urges support for Central African efforts to end Lord’s Resistance Army threat

Noting the recent resurgence in attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in countries in Central Africa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for international support for regional efforts to eliminate this threat and address the impact of its activities.