14 July 2007

One year of Peace Talks

July 14, 2006 marked the beginning of a serious peace talks between the government of President Museveni and the LRA chief Joseph Kony. Today is exactly on year, people have enjoyed uninterrupted peace and as a result the common talks about return. The president of Southern Sudan Gen.Salva Kiir said “I know there is a lot of bitterness. My appeal to you to come to table with open minds. Let the world see you and hear you do the right thing,"

One year down the road, the major question is the ICC. While many people in the north think the ICC is a stumbling block to the peace process, the ICC prosecutor Louis Ocampo thinks that is what Kony wants people to believe. And the prosecutor thinks Kony will get a fair trial in the court.
A visit to northern Uganda now shows a peaceful society but still trapped in the camps, with just about 2% in their villages.

1 comment:

The 27th Comrade said...

A year already. And nothing to point at. Well, of course, if you don't count the photos, then there is nothing now that wasn't there before the talk began.

Okay, just a little.