Uganda: May 11, 2003


The LRA has abandoned its bases in southern Sudan and crossed into Uganda, apparently trying to escape the suspected Ebola outbreak. Around 700 rebels (an unusually large deployment since the government acquired Mi-24 helicopter gunships) were spotted moving south towards the town of Kitgum. 

Over 60 people, including 44 seminarians of St. Mary's Seminary Lacor, 8 kilometers west of Gulu town, were abducted by LRA rebels in the early morning hours. Villagers crowded into towns to escape roaming rebel bands looting and abducting children are now living with unsanitary conditions making the population ripe for any outbreak of anything. - Adam Geibel


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