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UN Security Council to visit Uganda

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd November 2005 03:00 AM

THE UN Security Council will visit Uganda and four other African nations soon, in a bid to spotlight the potential for peace in the Great Lakes region that is largely recovering from ethnic and territorial conflict.

THE UN Security Council will visit Uganda and four other African nations soon, in a bid to spotlight the potential for peace in the Great Lakes region that is largely recovering from ethnic and territorial conflict.

By Alfred Wasike
and agencies

THE UN Security Council will visit Uganda and four other African nations soon, in a bid to spotlight the potential for peace in the Great Lakes region that is largely recovering from ethnic and territorial conflict.

The 15-member mission, led by the Permanent Representative of France, ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière, will also visit Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, that has acted as a mediator and hosted refugees.

In a letter to the Secretary General, Kofi Annan, released yesterday in New York, the global security watchdog paid tribute to the decisive role of Uganda in Burundi’s successful transition, voiced concern about continuing tensions in the Congolese district of Ituri and raised questions about “outside support to militias responsible for the situation.”

The letter also raised the possibility of the Council imposing sanctions against those who violate the arms embargo against DRC groups.

The mission will also discuss the implementation of amnesty for members of the LRA, who have not been responsible for the most serious violations of human rights.

UN Security Council to visit Uganda

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