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War museum opens in Uganda

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Apr 10, 2011

UGANDA (eTN) - The terrorist conduce of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is now well documented since a dedicated museum was opened earlier in the week in Kitgum, Northern Uganda. Joseph Kony, head of the LRA, remains wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The new USAID-supported facility will serve as both a reminder of the brutality inflicted by Kony’s henchmen and goons on the local population, as well as a peace center, honoring the dead and showing the current and future generations the impact of conflict and how to resolve disputes without the use of force.

Artifacts, pictures, and film documentaries are on display at the new museum, which hopefully will bring more visitors into the northern region of Uganda, where peace has taken a firm hold and economic activity has widely resumed. Infrastructural projects are also being carried out, and, in particular, road construction has made access much easier.

Staff at the museum also appealed to the population to avail them of more material to be used for display as the second phase of the project’s construction gets underway.

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