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Farmers in Post War Northern Uganda Minting Cash From South Sudan Market

August 17, 2014 11:11 am0 comments
Alex Komakech showing the news  the reporter his groundnut garden

By Gloria Laker Aciro Jackline Lanyero -is a young Groundnuts and Cassava grower in Anaka Sub County in Nwoya district. She is one of the few lucky farmers whose farm produce is sold directly to consumers in Southern Sudan. As a small scale farmer she joined groups of farmers who after harvesting their food and parking, they jointly hire trucks which transport to Nimule and Juba. “Working with farmers groups opened for me the door to the Sudan market avoiding the middle men ‘Awaro’ since I sell my groundnuts and cassava direct to the consumers doubling my profit since we share transport cost” Lanyero. Acholi farmers in Northern Uganda are […]

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Kony Resumes Attack in CAR

February 12, 2014 7:06 pmComments Off on Kony Resumes Attack in CAR
Kony Resumes Attack in CAR

  Washington: Large-scale raids by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), have surged in areas of eastern Central African Republic (CAR) under the authority of Seleka fighters who overthrew the country’s central government last March. According to a new brief released by the LRA Crisis Tracker project, LRA attacks in those areas of CAR increased significantly in 2013 and the group may be using looting raids there to resupply Kony and other senior commanders. “The deteriorating security and human rights situation in CAR could prove to be a lifeline for Kony,” said Paul Ronan, director of The Resolve. “International leaders must take urgent action to stabilize the […]

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Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

February 4, 2014 7:31 am1 comment
Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

Kampala-Fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has written to the Government of Uganda demanding for fresh peace talks Kony who has a US$5m cash bounty over his head for crimes against humanity says he and his Lord’s Resistance Army rebels are still committed to seeking a peaceful means to resolve the two decades old conflict. The fugitive in an email to the Ugandan media blames the Government of Uganda for the failed peace talks. The Government of Uganda has not yet responded to the letter but it has in the past blamed such calls on people purporting to speak on behalf of Joseph Kony. Kony, a former altar boy has […]

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