Part II Uganda
Uganda has its own plethora of problems at this juncture. An Insurgency has plagued the Northern Part of the Country for
20 years now. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) the force conducting the rebellion has in the past replenished its ranks by
raiding Internal Displacement Camps (IDP Camps) and kidnapping Children. Also Ugandan Troops were the first forces on the
ground in Somalia to be part of the African Union Peacekeeping Force that will assist the Transitional National Government
in reestablishing a Centralized Government.
Recently the Leaders of both Nations were in Washington. Joseph Kabila represented the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
President Yoweri Museveni represented Uganda. And both had received diametrically different reactions from the White House.
Part III The United States and the Future
As stated above both Presidents received different reactions from President Bush. President Museveni received gratitude
for his Nation's Support for the Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia. And the US is supporting the Peace Talks efforts in Juba,
Sudan. But President Kabila received pressure to increase the Security Situation in the Eastern Part of the Country. There
have been several offensives in the Kivu Provinces to root out Militias from both Rwanda and Uganda that have used the rugged
terrain as a base of Operations.
Furthermore there has been a recent increase in the Exploration of Oil in the Lake Albert Region. According to Press Reports
from the Region there was at least one border class between Ugandan and DRC Forces. There are now reports of Cholera in the
There have been several investigations in the region that deserve answers. They are:
1.) Where is the Second in Command of the LRA Vincent Otti? there are reports that he has died or is seriously ill. with
the recent rain and reports of Cholera his death is a possiblity.
2.)In June the CIA launched an Investigation to determine whether or not a Militia had contacts with the Ugandan Opposition.
What is the status of that Investigation?
3.)We know that there are several concerted efforts by the International Community to assist the Children of Northern
Uganda to reenter society. When will a similar effort be made to assist the countless number of Rape Victims in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo? they need the aid just as much as the Children do. And Why is the World so silent over the issue?
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