For the first time since the beginning of the war in northern Uganda in 1986, leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army have agreed to meet with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. The historic meeting will begin tomorrow, November 1st, and will pave the way for the LRA to hold nationwide community consultations aimed at finding a strategy to achieve lasting peace.
The LRA’s reclusive leader, Joseph Kony, has refused to leave his base in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba National Park until the the International Criminal Court drops its arrest warrants against him. In his place, the LRA’s chief negotiator will attend the meeting.
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