Saturday, September 24, 2005

Ugandan LRA rebel chief 'in DR Congo'

The deputy leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebel group is seeking asylum in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda's defence minister says.

DR Congo denies receiving an asylum request from the rebel official, Vincent Otti.

The LRA has operated from bases in northern Uganda and southern Sudan for nearly 20 years.

Soldier Child

Photo: A soldier nursing a survivor, said to be the child of Vincent Otti.

Read Uganda's fallen child rebels by Callum Macrae, Film-maker and journalist. (BBC)

Uganda's LRA abduct children

Photo: The LRA is notorious for child abductions.

See Child soldier pictures, the life of a former rebel child soldier and his double escape. (BBC)

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