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Cablegate: Northern Uganda Notes (September 1-30, 2008)

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SUBJECT: NORTHERN UGANDA NOTES (SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2008)

1. (U) Summary: The following Northern Uganda Notes provide informati

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PEACE AND RECONCILIATION PROCESSES
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2. (SBU) Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony again failed

3. (SBU) Northern traditional and religious leaders traveled to Juba o

4. (SBU) On September 17, six former LRA commanders, who defected betw

5. (SBU) Mercy Corps held a three-day, USAID-funded Peace Forum in the

6. (SBU) USG Activities: The Ambassador, DCM, and P/E Chief attended U

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HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY
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7. (SBU) Oxfam released its "From Emergency to Recovery: Rescuing Nort

8. (U) USG Activities: CJTF-HOA launched a Veterinary Civic Action Pro

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SECURITY UPDATE
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9. (U) According to MONUC, ten LRA rebels ambushed and kidnapped a gro

10. (SBU) There were several additional reports of LRA attacks and abd

11. (U) On September 18, LRA rebels reportedly killed two Sudanese civ

12. (U) On September 9, Harris Woboya, Coordinator of the Mine Action

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FROM THE MEDIA AND THE WEB
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13. (U) The September 15 edition of the government-owned daily "The Ne

14. (U) Ankunda also commented that if it is true that the LRA were at

15. (U) Resolve Uganda issued a memo to U.S. Policymakers entitled "Cr
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