The African Union last month announced a plan to improve coordination to end atrocities by Joseph Kony’s Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Efforts to arrest Kony and other LRA leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to end LRA abuses are needed urgently. But that is only half of the picture; addressing the legacy of the LRA and Ugandan army abuses is the other. This history of abuse also has implications for U.S. and other foreign support for Ugandan-led arrest operations against Kony.
The LRA emerged partly as a response to the Ugandan government’s marginalization of the people of northern Uganda, policies maintained by President Yoweri Museveni since he took power in the mid-1980s.… Seguir leyendo »