Lord's Resistance Army can be stopped

2013-05-29 20:29
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New York - The UN Security Council and the United States say the Lord's Resistance Army's decades-long reign of terror can be stopped if the international community acts.

The Lord's Resistance Army has ranged across Uganda, Congo, and the Central African Republic, and is now believed holed up in Kafia Kingi, Sudan.

"It must be stopped once and for all," US Ambassador Susan Rice said on Wednesday. "Our goal of permanently ending the LRA threat is within reach, but it will require sustained regional leadership and international support."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that from 1987 until 2012, the LRA was responsible for more than 100 000 deaths. Between 60 000 and 100 000 children are believed to have been abducted by the rebel group and that 2.5 million civilians have been displaced.

Read more on:    lra  |  sudan  |  east africa

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