Peace in Uganda?
Stephen McGarveyStephen McGarvey is the Executive Editor of Crosswalk.com and Christianity.com for the Salem Web Network. He is a World Journalism Institute fellow and has previously worked for BreakPoint with Chuck Colson, and the Home School Legal Defense Association. His articles have appeared in several publications including WORLD, The Washington Times, byFaith, BreakPoint WorldView, and the Union Leader (Manchester, NH).
- 2006 Aug 29
CNN reports last week that the warring factions of Uganda have agreed to ceasefire while negotiating a permanent truce. Could one of the world's longest running civil wars be over?
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army in infamous for kidnapping children and forcing them to be soldiers:
The rebels are known to abduct children and force them to become fighters, servants or sex slaves. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, wants to try top rebel officials -- including Kony -- on charges including murder, rape and forcibly enlisting children.
However, the Ugandan government has offered a total amnesty if the peace talks in Juba are successful.
Read the complete article from CNN: Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda reach truce
And a more recent one from Reuters AlertNet: Uganda military starts truce with LRA rebels
World Vision has some great information on the tragic situation in Uganda and what we can do to help.