January 26 , 2001; The Ugandan government said that Uganda had achieved its objectives inside the DRC and would consider pulling out its troops. Recall Uganda made a similar statement last fall. However, in the wake of Laurent Kabilas assassination, this could be a signal from Kampala that Uganda is interested in negotiating a withdrawal agreement from the Congo.
The LRA is once again attacking Christian targets in Uganda. Ugandan military sources and NGO sources reported the rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked a Roman Catholic missionary facility (the Pajule Catholic Mission) in Kitgum District. No one was reported injured, in part because a Ugandan military unit in the area responded quickly. The LRA unit (reports suggest a patrol, or looting detachment more likely) fled down a road. There were no reports of military casualties.