Resources

Recommendations: Protecting civilians from LRA abductions

Apr 2014
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 3,400 Congolese civilians since 2008. In February 2014 alone the LRA abducted 35 people in Haut Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Orientale Province. In response to this enduring violence, Conciliation Resources and 58 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The letter provides concrete recommendations on how peacekeepers deployed in LRA-affected zones can better protect civilians.

Joint statement on the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas

Oct 2013

In September 2013 experts from our East and Central Africa team joined together in Brussels with peacebuilders from the region as well as counterparts from international NGOs.

Discussions on recent developments in the Lord's Resistance Army conflict and progress monitoring of interventions led to a joint statement that highlights the most pressing priorities in addressing the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas.

Déclaration conjointe sur la crise persistante dans les zones affectées par la LRA

Oct 2013

En Septembre 2013 un groupe d’experts de notre programme d’Afrique de l’Est et Centrale s’est réuni à Bruxelles avec des organisations de la société civile de la région ainsi que des collègues de plusieurs ONG internationales. 

Des discussions à propos des développements récentes du conflit avec l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur, et le progrès à l’égard de la surveillance des interventions a entrainer une déclaration conjointe qui souligne les priorités les plus urgentes en abordant la crise persistante dans les zones touchés par la LRA.

Call for a genuine peace process in the DRC and the Great Lakes Region

Feb 2013

The recent escalation of violence in the eastern Congo has displaced over 700,000 people since April 2012 and resulted in an untold number of rapes, killings and other human rights violations. The conflict is complex but the fundamental underlying causes remain the same:  poor governance, violent competition for land and natural resources, impunity for serious human rights abuses, and outside interference.

What will it take to end the LRA conflict?

Mar 2012

In this opinion piece Kennedy Tumutegyereize sets out the background to the LRA conflict and how regional and international action (and inaction) plays a part in perpetuating the conflict.

Ending the violence and insecurity caused by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict is more about empowering civil society and seeking and supporting local solutions across many countries than about keeping US military advisers in the region.

Policy brief: The Lord's Resistance Army

Oct 2011
The voices of people most affected by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict are not always the loudest and their opinions on the conflict can go unheeded. Conciliation Resources's policy brief for the European Union – part of the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project with Saferworld – addresses this issue.

Congo, Rwanda and the National Congress for the Defence of the People

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011

Ben Shepherd looks at an African regional conflict system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). International pressure convinced Rwanda to withdraw support for Laurent Nkunda’s National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), and encouraged dialogue between Rwanda and DRC.

Regional community peacebuilding and the LRA conflict: a conversation with John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of Gulu, Uganda

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011
In conversation with Accord, John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of Gulu, northern Uganda, describes the efforts of a Regional Civil society Task Force to respond to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders

Jan 2011
War does not respect political or territorial boundaries. This twenty-second Accord publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies and capacity can ‘think outside the state’: beyond it, through regional engagement, and below it, through cross-border community or trade networks. Edited by Alexander Ramsbotham and I William Zartman, Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders includes 20 case studies from Asia, Europe and the Caucasus, to East, Central and West Africa, Central America and the Middle East. Articles also explore cross-border peacebuilding from global, systems analysis and legal perspectives, and focus on themes ranging from politics, governance and security, social and community relations, and trade and natural resources.

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