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Even worse than we thought: LRA attacks in DRC and Sudan top world’s deadliest conflicts for civilians

The violence committed against Congolese and Southern Sudanese civilians by the Lord’s Resistance Army is worse than previously thought.  Last Friday, GI-NET cited conservative reports of at least 620 people killed by the LRA since September. Reports issued this week indicate that over 1120 civilians have been killed, nearly doubling our original estimate.

Cross-Border Conflict – Uganda and DR Congo

One of Africa’s longest running conflicts took a turn for the worse this week. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that has been fighting the Ugandan government in an attempt to establish a theocratic state based on the 10 commandments, abducted 50 school children and killed 3 people along the Congo-Sudan border this week. South Sudan’s military also said that LRA rebels attacked one of its units, killing one soldier and setting a child on fire along the remote Sudanese border with the DR Congo.

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