• July 5, 2008
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Resumption of peace talks delayed due to funding shortage

The resumption of peace talks between the Government of Uganda and LRA originally set to take place next week, has been temporarily delayed due to the rebel group’s inability to raise $2 million to fund foreign travel and research . According to LRA spokesman Martin Ojul, the rebel army has been looking for the funding to finance a trip for 500 people from northern Uganda to Garamba National Park in easter DRC, where rebel commanders are currently positioned. According to Ojul, the purpose of this visit would be discussions with Joseph Kony about how to achieve accountabiliy without the ICC. The money would also be used to finance trips abroad for LRA representatives, with the purpose of doing research on justice and accountability mechanisms. The head of the government delegation in Juba confirmed the delay and said that a new start date would be communicated. Read the full article here.

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