Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Uganda: maintains Sudan is harbouring LRA

Today, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni accused Sudanese officials of sheltering the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Sudan has allowed Ugandan troops into southern Sudan to pursue the rebel Lord's Resistance Army and Museveni's statement at a press conference Tuesday was his first criticism of the Sudanese government in at least two years.

... Sudan has backed the [LRA] rebels in retaliation for Museveni's support of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. But in since 2000, Uganda and Sudan normalized relations and pledged not to support each other's rebel groups.
Uganda's Junior Defence Minister Ruth Nankabirwa made similar allegations about Sudan a few days ago ... and the government of Sudan issued a statement denying they have anything to do with the LRA (see yesterday's post.)