Security Council demands that Ugandan rebels sign peace accord

The United Nation Security Council today strongly condemned recent attacks by the rebel Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan, and demanded that it immediately sign a previously negotiated peace accord.

Security Council supports military action against Ugandan rebels, UN envoy says

The Security Council today voiced support for the joint military operation launched by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and Southern Sudan to flush out the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from a remote national park in north-eastern DRC, a senior United Nations envoy said.

Hundreds of Congolese flee attacks by notorious rebels – UN refugee agency

About 1,200 Congolese have sought shelter in southern Sudan in recent days to escape brutal attacks by members of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that have included the abduction of children and the torching of homes, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UNICEF demands release of kidnapped children in DR Congo

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for the immediate, unconditional release of 90 pupils who were abducted from their schools in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by members of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Secretary-General sends report on Uganda peace talks to Security Council

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report from the chief mediator between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels to the Security Council on efforts to resolve their long-running conflict.

After failure to reach peace deal in northern Uganda, UN envoy tries fresh tack

The United Nations envoy heading efforts to end the conflict that has ravaged northern Uganda for two decades will contact the key parties to assess the way forward after the Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) failed last week to sign a permanent peace agreement, a UN spokesperson said today.