Northern Uganda: The Road to Peace, with or without Kony

15 12 2008

URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5804&l=1. Source: International Crisis Group.

This latest report from the International Crisis Group concludes that completion of the peace process that started in June 2006 requires the government to genuinely address the marginalisation of Northern communities which cannot be satisfied with the vague promises in the Juba protocols. If the violence is to end, Joseph Kony, the reclusive leader of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency, and his commanders must also both be put under increased pressure and given credible incentives to disarm. Additional talks under a new format are needed, as a military solution to the conflict is not a realistic option.

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