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Special Report On the Northern Crisis

Since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, Uganda has been the envy of many developing nations, achieving high economic growth rates and posting encouraging social development indicators, including stemming the upward trend of HIV/AIDS infection rates in the country. But these indicators are primarily a reflection of the development of the southern and central areas of Uganda. In the north, a very different situation prevails. For the last 17 years, residents of the northern Acholi subregion (comprising Gulu, Kitgum, and Pader districts) have lived under the terror of killings and abductions by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA); an insurgent group, whose leader Joseph Kony is seeking to replace Museveni’s government with one ruled by the biblical Ten Commandments. Full Story

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