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must enter Congo in force 21
A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding by the minute in Bunia where
the Hema and Lendu are on the verge of unleashing genocide on each other.
Thousands of people have already died in the most macabre circumstances
while others have been displaced either into neighbouring Uganda or
deeper into the unexplored and dangerous Ituri forest.
Decries G8's Arms Sale to Nigeria, Others 21
Human rights body, Amnesty Internatio-nal (AI), has criticised the G-8
countries including the United States of America, the Russian Federation,
France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Canada, for selling arms
to Nigeria and other developing countries, involved in human rights
abuses. The list of the beneficiary countries includes Uganda
To Resume UPDF Training 20
THE US government will resume training programmes now that the last
batch of 1,000 UPDF soldiers withdrew from the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) yesterday.
refugees enter Uganda
as army completes pullout 20
A further 5,000 refugees from the troubled Ituri region of the eastern
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) walked into Uganda's Nebbi District
between Sunday night and Monday, government sources and international
observers told IRIN.
reports of atrocities in Congo 20 May 03
New evidence of atrocities surfaced Tuesday in a northeastern Congo
region that has been riven by tribal fighting, while French military
officers arrived to assess deploying peacekeepers there.
Term MPs Go Rural 20
Members of Parliament opposed to the proposed no-term-limit for a president
are set for nationwide mobilisation campaign against changing article
105 of the Constitution. The article limits a president to a maximum
of two-five year terms.
to Quit UPDF 19
President Yoweri Museveni is set to retire
from the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF).
military observers confirmed dead 19
Two UN military observers reported missing from Wednesday have been
confirmed dead, the spokesman of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (MONUC), Hamadoun Toure, told IRIN on Monday.
society sets terms for peace in the north 19
The Ugandan government has been urged to adopt a consistent approach
in dealing with the rebel Lords Resistance army (LRA), and avoid contradictions
which have so far undermined trust between the parties during peace
efforts for northern Uganda.
Mugenyi Denies DR Congo Plunder 17
Justice Porter recommended that government should carry out a "careful
inquiry" into Col. Noble Mayombo's alleged involvement in mining, with
Gen. Kazini, Lt. Col. Mugenyi, Col. Sonko and Lt. David Okumu.
and civil society groups slam corruption 15
“Uganda continues to rank amongst the most corrupt countries in international
indices,” the statement added.
influx could worsen cholera epidemic 15
A cholera epidemic, which has affected parts of western Uganda since
January, is persisting amid fears that a fresh influx of refugees from
neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo could exacerbate the situation.
Museveni still popular? 11
Now, although some of the laws attributed to Moses (in collaboration
with God) are untenable, Kony’s respect for the good ones is as questionable
as Museveni’s adherence to the famous Ten Point Programme. But the AFP
and its clients happily carry on with the song: “Mr. Kony who wants
to establish a government based on the Ten Commandments.”
step up plot to oust Museveni 11
An opposition alliance amongst Ugandans in the diaspora hovers over
the horizon as debate intensifies about what many interpret as President
Yoweri Museveni’s intentions to stand again for presidency in 2006.
response to violence in Bunia 11 May
Warning that rising violence in the Congolese town of Bunia could lead
to massive civilian deaths, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
today urged action by the Security Council and Uganda to calm the situation.
rages in Congo 11
Tribal militias armed with spears and guns have fought in the streets
of the eastern Congo town of Bunia and the United Nations has warned
that the volatile region is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
to Kickstart Flagging Northern Peace Process 9
A two-day Northern Uganda Peace Workshop - a conference devoted to resolving
the conflict in the troubled region - kicked off in the town of Gulu
on Thursday in an attempt to breathe life back into the flagging peace
Kagame Meet in UK 9
UGANDA and Rwanda yesterday moved a step to towards the normalisation
of their strained relations after a meeting of Presidents Yoweri Museveni
and Maj. Gen. Paul Kagame in London.
Over Ebola Outbreak in Neighbouring Sudan 9
The Ugandan government is urging against all non-essential travel across
the country's northern border after a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola
virus killed 45 people in southern Sudan.
Refuge in Gulu At Night 8 May 03
The number of children seeking refuge in Gulu town centre, northern
Uganda, has dramatically increased following a spate of rebel Lord's
Resistance Army (LRA) attacks and abductions in the area, officials
said on Thursday.
Museveni Names Team to Talk With Opposition 7
President Yoweri Museveni has
appointed National Political Commissar Crispus Kiyonga to head a government
team that will hold discussions with all opposition groups on several
crucial political matters.
rebels clash on radio 5
REBEL chief Vincent Otti has warned the UPDF to lay down its arms or
his forces will unleash terror on civilians.
protest over relocation 5 May 03
“The attack on Acholi Pii is still with us,” said Abiti, a Sudanese
camp leader. "Many of the people here had relatives killed in that attack.
The blood is fresh in our minds.”
Fighting, Unicef Urges LRA, Government
THE UNICEF executive director
has urged the Government and the Lord's Resistance Army to agree on
a ceasefire and guarantee unimpeded humanitarian access to northern
Uganda, reports John Kakande.
Lost $ 1m in Ugil Sale; MPs Want Probe 5
According to the
Auditor General, government bought UGIL at US $ 1.5 million (Shs 1.98billion)
during the 1996/97 financial year and sold it to Phenix Logistics Limited
at US $ 500,000 in 1999/2000.
Demand to Meet Museveni 5
Former Allied Democratic Forces fighters have threatened to leave the
country if President Yoweri Museveni does not grant them audience.
Deplores Renewed Hostilities in Bunia 5
The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), known
as MONUC, said it "greatly deplored" renewed hostilities in Bunia, the
principal city of Ituri District in the northeast of the country, where
fighting on Saturday resulted in at least five deaths and many more
wounded and displaced.
Uganda Against US Agreement 5
The Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation, Sigurd Illing, yesterday
cautioned Ugandans against being lured by the United States into signing
the article 98 agreement granting diplomatic immunity to a certain category
of people not to be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Troops Leave Border 3
The Kabale LC5 chairman, Adison Kakuru, has said the Rwanda army was
withdrawing its troops from the Uganda border.
Wasting Time 2
The Uganda Peoples Congress, the Democratic Party and the Conservative
Party are refusing to register on the grounds that their existence was
implicitly recognised by the 1995 Constitution.
Corti is laid to rest 4 May 2003
The body of Dr Piero Corti was laid to rest on Friday in the ground
of St. Mary's Hospital, Lacor after a funeral Mass held at Gulu Cathedral
presided by Archbishop John Baptist Odama and celebrated by Apostolic
Nuncio in Uganda Christophe Pierre.
GuluFuture.org tribute to Dr Corti
April 1961 he begins his journey to Entebbe (Uganda) on an old Italian
Air Force plane loaded with medical equipment, drugs and some money
donated by relatives and by his father's industrialist friends.
Corti Was a Son of Acholiland' 1 May 03
ALTHOUGH born in Italy, the late Dr. Piero Corti left the luxurious
life in Milan to spend more than half of his life in the impoverished
Acholi region practicing medicine. To the Acholi, he is not an Italian,
but a true son of the soil.
Corti Mourned 23 April 03
There was an outpouring of grief and at the same time a celebration
of a fulfiling life yesterday as mourners remembered Dr. Corti Piero,
the late director of St. Mary's Hospital, Lacor, in Gulu. The 78-year-old
veteran Italian doctor died of cancer on Easter Sunday in Milan hospital,
Italy, where he was admitted in January.
Targets Museveni Third Term 4 May 03
The planned demonstration by exiled opposition elements in the UK will
focus on what they say is the determination by President Yoweri Museveni
to change the constitution and get a third term in office.
Third Term Bad for Democracy 1 May
All Ugandans are entitled to present their views
to the Constitutional Review Commission. However, those that have made
their views public should be ready to engage in further discussion before
the Commission writes its report.
2003 a tougher year
ahead of the Acholi people?
Submitted by Anonymous
The Acholi people who are best placed to tell
the real situation....READ
BLESSED MARTYRS OF
DAUDI OKELO AND JILDO IRWA
By Joseph Okumu
10th Jan 2003....READ
- April 03
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