UN condemns LRA violence in Central Africa

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The United Nations Security Council has condemned attacks carried out by Lord's Resistance Army forces across central Africa, saying they threaten regional security.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned attacks carried out by Lord's Resistance Army forces across central Africa, saying they threaten regional security.

The 15 Security Council members on Thursday, expressed their grave concern at the atrocities committed by the LRA, which they said have serious humanitarian consequences, including the displacement of over 380,000 people across the region.

A statement issued by the UN security council on Thursday, states that the security council demands an end to all attacks on civilians by the LRA and urged all LRA elements to surrender and disarm.

The council also commended the efforts by armies from the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Uganda to address the threat posed by the LRA.

The first war crimes trial in Uganda opened on June 11 in Gulu, in the north of the country, where former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo is on trial.

 

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