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Uganda says LRA rebels not gathering at camps yet
Description: KAMPALA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - No Ugandan rebels have arrived yet at remote camps in south Sudan where they are supposed to assemble under the terms of a landmark truce that began last week, Ugandan negotiators said on Thursday. According to the deal
Date: 06 September 2006
Author: by Daniel Wallis, featuring Erin Baines
Source: Reuters
KAMPALA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - No Ugandan rebels have arrived yet at remote camps in south Sudan where they are supposed to assemble under the terms of a landmark truce that began last week, Ugandan negotiators said on Thursday.



According to the deal that came into effect on Aug. 29, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters were given three weeks to gather at the two locations while talks continue in the southern capital Juba to end their 20-year insurrection.



But the cult-like group's deputy chief Vincent Otti cast doubt over any movement earlier this week when he said his forces would remain hidden until the International Criminal Court (ICC) revoked its arrest warrants for LRA leaders.



"No member of the LRA is at the assembly points, especially those in Democratic Republic of Congo, who have shown no signs of moving," said Captain Paddy Ankunda, spokesman for the Ugandan delegation at the talks.



"Neither have they appointed officers to the cessation of hostilities monitoring team. ... It looks like inconsistency."

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