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February 04, 2004

Another Plea from Uganda

A while back, Uganda was in the news after the UN plea for member nations to boost donations to the nation. Today, Uganda is back in the news after a Catholic Archbishop calls for international and African organizations to help stop the war.


Archbishop Odama has emphasised the need for more powerful groups like the Unites Nations, European Union, the Commonwealth and also African union to help.

But army spokesman Shaban Bantariza said the Ugandan army would redeploy into South Torit in Sudan to flush out the rebels.

The army has accused the Sudan government of failing to keep its side to the bargain to occupy LRA camps in the area after the rebels were flushed out in April 2002.

This will be the ninth time the army has moved into Sudan to pursue the rebels.


Like Zimbabwe, things will likely be getting much worse in Uganda before they begin to get better. With or without international assistance, the need for humanitarian aid from other nations is going to increase dramatically for the foreseeable future. Of course, in a year where aid need is expected to increase throughout Africa, finding the extra donors is going to turn out to be difficult.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at February 4, 2004 09:21 AM
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