LRA

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).

Meeting with LRA victims, UN and African envoys pledge continued support

Senior United Nations and African Union officials met last week with victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Dungu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to reassure them of their mobilization to put an end to the atrocities perpetrated by the armed group.

UN and AU officials on joint mission to strengthen anti-Lord’s Resistance Army initiative

Senior officials from the United Nations and African Union (AU) are visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) to strengthen a newly-launched joint initiative to counter the threat of the group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

UN warns of increasing attacks by Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa

The United Nations refugee agency today spoke out about an increase in the number of attacks in recent weeks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa, leading to the displacement of thousands of people.

African countries to launch UN-backed task force against Lord’s Resistance Army

With the backing of the United Nations and the African Union (AU), four African countries affected by the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are launching a joint military task force to pursue the rebel fighters, including the group’s leader, Joseph Kony, UN and AU officials said today.