Annan Enhances UN Effort to Counter Ugandan Rebels

“The United Nations plans to become more deeply involved in efforts to end the Lord’s Resistance Army’s reign of terror in northern Uganda, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday.

The LRA, which says it wants to rule Uganda according to the biblical Ten Commandments, has become notorious for massacring civilians, mutilating survivors and abducting thousands of children as fighters, porters and sex slaves.

About 100,000 people have been killed and nearly 2 million more driven from their homes and into camps in 20 years of brutal war waged by the group in northern Uganda, the U.N. Security Council said two weeks ago.” More