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Uganda: Information on a rebel group formerly referred to as the United Democratic Christian Army (UDCA) and currently known as the Lord's Resistance Army

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1996
Citation / Document Symbol UGA22967.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Information on a rebel group formerly referred to as the United Democratic Christian Army (UDCA) and currently known as the Lord's Resistance Army, 1 February 1996, UGA22967.E, available at: [accessed 16 December 2017]
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Responses to Information Requests UGA22362.E of 18 January 1996, UGA19011.E of 22 November 1994, UGA19012.E of 25 November 1994 and UGA19013.E of 24 November 1994, which are available at Regional Documentation Centres, provide information on the Lord's Resistance Army.

The attached articles provide information on the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army during the period 1995 to 1996.

The attached pages of a December 1991 Amnesty International report provide information on the United Democratic Christian Army (UDCA).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


        Agence France Press (AFP). 30 January 1996. "Uganda Accuses Sudan of Air Raids, Warns of Retaliation." (NEXIS)

Amnesty International. December 1991. Uganda: Human Rights Violations by the National Resistance Army. (AI Index: AFR 59/20/91). London: Amnesty International, pp. 2, 19.

                Chicago Tribune. 2 January 1996. Evening Update Edition. "It's a Troubled World, with Very Few Countries Grabbing the Spotlight." (NEXIS)

The Financial Post [London]. 9 February 1995. Early Edition. Michela Wrong. "Ugandans Benefit from Return of Asians: President Museveni Has Created One of Africa's Most Encouraging Investment Climates." (NEXIS)

The Houston Chronicle. 21 January 1996. 2 Star Edition. Alan Zarembo. "Decades-Old Civil War Threatens to Cross Sudan's Borders; Neighbouring Uganda Fears Becoming Tangled in Conflict." (NEXIS)

Periscope Daily Defense News Capsules. 18 December 1995. "Sudan - LRA Rebel Leader Reportedly Wounded in Sudan (DEC 18/TNV)." (NEXIS)

_____. 18 December 1995. "Sudan - SPLA Reportedly Seizes Invasion Plans (DEC 18/TNV)." (NEXIS)

Radio Uganda [Kampala, in English]. 14 January 1996. "Uganda; Seventeen Lords Resistance Army Rebels Surrender." (BBC Summary 14 Jan. 1996/NEXIS)

_____. 31 December 1995. "Uganda; President Says Uganda Has the Means to 'Neutralize' Sudanese Threats." (BBC Summary 3 Jan. 1996/NEXIS)

The Xinhua News Agency. 10 January 1996. "Over 270 LRA Rebels Surrender to Ugandan Government Troops." (NEXIS)

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