One thing is for certain. The LRA could be an Issue in the upcoming
Elections is both Uganda and Sudan that are taking place in 2011.
How ever there is an Effort to have the United States become part of the
effort that could finally put the LRA out to pasture for good.
Earlier this Spring the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act
(S.1067, H.R. 2478) was introduced in Both Houses of Congress. This Act will if passed and singed into law require the President
to draw up a Comprehensive Strategy that will include:
1.)Protect Civilians from LRA Attacks
2.) Disarm Rebel Leaders
3.) Improve Assistance to Communities Affected by this the Longest Conflict
currently taking place in Africa.
Those who attended the Conference will urge Members of Congress to Sign a
Letter to Secretary of State Clinton that calls attention to the ongoing threats against civilians and regional stability
by the LRA. And devote US Diplomatic Efforts into the Apprehension of Joseph Kony.
Also the FY 10 Budget is an issue as well. They are promoting an increase
in US support for transitional justice and the Economic Recovery of Northern Uganda.
Clearly there a vibrant effort regarding the Situation in Northern Uganda
among the Youth in the United States. So this means we have one group of peers assisting another group.
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