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2006-08-29 03:19:40

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - A truce that could spell the end of one of Africa's longest and most brutal wars came into effect on Tuesday, Uganda's military said. Under the pact signed on Saturday at peace talks in southern Sudan, the fugitive rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have three weeks to assemble at two south Sudanese camps while negotiations continue to thrash out a final deal to stop their two-decade insurrection. Both sides have committed to cease...

2006-08-27 12:58:25

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - A truce between Ugandan rebels and the government could be a huge step in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars if the guerrillas comply with the deal to quit their hideouts, observers said on Sunday. Under the deal agreed at peace talks in southern Sudan on Saturday, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has three weeks to assemble at two Sudanese camps while negotiations continue. If that happens, it would be the first time in 20 years the LRA...

2006-08-26 10:44:54

By Francis Kwera JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels agreed on Saturday to leave their hideouts and assemble at two south Sudanese camps in a major breakthrough in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars, mediators said. Under a deal with Uganda's government that commits both sides to cease all attacks and hostile propaganda, LRA fighters now have three weeks to gather at the two locations while talks continue to end their two-decade insurgency....

2006-08-26 05:55:05

JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Uganda and Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels signed a cessation of hostilities deal at talks in southern Sudan in a major breakthrough in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars, mediators said on Saturday. "We hope that now the two principals will take action so that the guns can go silent," said the chief mediator, south Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar, referring to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and LRA commander Joseph Kony. The deal, which...

2006-08-26 05:46:03

JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Uganda and Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels signed a cessation of hostilities deal at talks in southern Sudan in a major breakthrough in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars, mediators said on Saturday. "We hope that now the two principals will take action so that the guns can go silent," said the chief mediator, south Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar, referring to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and LRA commander Joseph Kony.

2006-08-26 07:05:09

By Francis Kwera JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Uganda and Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels signed a cessation of hostilities deal at talks in southern Sudan in a major breakthrough in efforts to end one of Africa's longest wars, mediators said on Saturday. "We hope that now the two principals will take action so that the guns can go silent," said the chief mediator, south Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar, referring to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and LRA commander Joseph Kony....

2006-08-19 13:27:23

By Euan Denholm KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Saturday Congo had authorized Uganda forces to attack the base of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in its north-east if ongoing peace talks between the two sides failed. Kinshasa has rejected repeated requests in the past from Uganda to send its troops into the remote region, where LRA guerrillas killed eight United Nations peacekeepers in January. But at a joint news conference with south Sudan's leader...

2006-08-18 12:50:17

By Francis Kwera JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni rejected calls from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for South Africa to mediate peace talks as negotiations resumed on Friday in south Sudan. South Sudan's regional government is trying to broker an end to one of the world's most brutal insurgencies launched by the LRA 20 years ago from northern Uganda, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced nearly two million people. But the LRA said this...

2006-07-16 13:49:07

By Daniel Wallis JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Ugandan negotiators at talks to end one of Africa's longest wars demanded on Sunday that Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels disarm and hand over all their weapons in order to receive amnesty. Tentative talks to end the guerrillas' brutal two-decade insurgency began in earnest on Sunday, mediated by the government of neighboring southern Sudan. Uganda's government said it welcomed the rebels' decision to attend, but called on them to abandon...

2006-06-27 20:45:20

LONDON (Reuters) - Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony says in a rare interview that he is a freedom fighter, not a terrorist, and declares he is innocent of war crimes, a British newspaper reported on Wednesday. Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, denies being responsible for killings, abductions and mutilations perpetrated in his name, The Times said. The interview with Sam Farmar, which The Times said was his first...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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