Daniel Wallis

Uganda ‘may attack rebels in DRC’ if talks fail

Uganda said on Sunday it might still attack Lord's Resistance Army rebels camped in the Democratic Republic of Congo if peace talks hosted by neighbouring southern Sudan fail to end fighting in one of Africa's longest wars. Kinshasa and the United Nations have refused repeated requests from Uganda to be allowed to send its troops into the DRC to hunt down the rebels themselves.

Ugandan rebels emerge from the undergrowth

For decades known mainly to the outside world for their dreadlocks, gumboots and kidnapping of children, Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army has been Africa's most mysterious rebel movement. But in recent weeks, the group has ventured out of jungle hideouts in an unprecedented bid to paint itself as a liberation movement.

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