Kony Wants Museveni Meeting
Kony says face-to-face meetings with Museveni would speed up the negotiating processâ€”the road towards ending Ugandaâ€™s 20-year conflict has been bumpy, with both sides accusing the other of numerous violations of a temporary truce.
The Lords Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony wants to discuss the obstacles to a peace agreement with
The LRAâ€™s commander made the disclosure to a visiting group of lawyers.Â Kony says face-to-face meetings with Museveni would speed up the negotiating processâ€”the road towards ending
Last week the United Nations top diplomat responsible for humanitarian relief, Jan Egland, called on the foes to bury their mutual distrust and reconcile for the sake of peace in
Kony recently invited Gulu District chairperson Nobert Mao, as well as Resident District Commissioner Walter Ochora and Owiny Dolo, for a meeting. The
â€œKony believes that
With nine days until the expiration of the extension of the truce, known as the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CHA) on December 1, the rebels remain in Garamba. They are required, under the CHA to assembly points at Ri-Kwangba.
Mao and his team are now set to meet government officials and some ambassadors today (November 21) to communicate Konyâ€™s President Museveni today or tomorrow to deliver a special message from the LRA chief. Much of Konyâ€™s reluctance may stem from the fact that there remain International Criminal Court arrest warrants for the arrest of the LRAâ€™s top leadership, including Kony.
Ssebaggala writes for The Black Star News from
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