LRA

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.

New UN report highlights Lord’s Resistance Army atrocities against children

The Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) remains among the most persistent perpetrators of grave violations against children, says a new United Nations report.

UN envoy on children in conflict urges Uganda to prosecute captured LRA officer

The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict today urged the Ugandan Government bring to justice a senior commander of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), who was captured over the weekend, saying he is responsible for some of the most egregious abuses against children.

UN-backed African initiative keeps Lord’s Resistance Army on the run – official

The United Nations-backed military initiative launched recently by the African Union against the terror group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has kept its members constantly on the move and unable to settle down in any one place for long, according to a UN envoy.

UN and AU envoys arrive in Chad to warn of possibility of LRA haven

Senior United Nations and African Union officials arrived in Chad this weekend on a joint mission to warn its Government that the country could be the next destination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).