Africa

Last week 1,000 Congolese women took to the streets of Buta, in northeastern DR Congo to raise awareness about recent attacks on civilians by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).    In addition to condemning the violence, the women sought to pressure the government to resolve the humanitarian crisis caused by the attacks and to appropriately…

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The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that has plagued Northern Uganda for the past two decades, staged attacks on civilians in Congo in late 2008.  Human Rights Watch recently unveiled an online photo gallery of communities affected by the violence.  Since December, the attacks have continued and the fighting has displaced thousands.

In 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brokered a power sharing government, articulated a roadmap for Sudan’s recovery, and ended two decades of civil war.  However four years after the signing, full implemetation has yet to be realized.  Significant challenges including elections, border demarcation, and demobilisation remain, according to a recent IRIN article.  Despite these obstacles the article…

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