Some services that NGOs supported tended to focus on sexual violence from a stranger and not the overwhelmingly more common forms of sexual violence such as intimate partner violence.
In the past UN could count on the presence of Ugandan soldiers and US special forces in parts of the country but their mission has now ended and a dangerous “security vacuum” is emerging.
“The LRA is disarray…Kony is growing old and losing the grip on the soldiers”. They will not attack security forces, but remain a menace to civilians.
60,000 children and youths were abducted by the LRA rebels, and some 8,000 children were born as a consequence of sexual violence and wartime rape.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M