Chronology of Events

revised on 30 January 2015

LRA-affected areas

29 June 2007

The Ugandan government and the LRA agreed to a deal on justice and accountability issues that called for addressing war crimes through local legal procedures, including through national courts and a traditional justice mechanism known as Mato-Oput, comprising mostly truth-telling and compensation.

Early March 2007

A string of efforts from Special Envoy Joaquim Chissano, Ugandan leaders and the southern Sudanese mediators led to reengagement of the parties.  Agreement was reached on continuing the talks in southern Sudan with reported support for the mediation team from South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and the DRC. 

January-February 2007

Peace talks stalled over LRA security concerns and demands for a new venue and mediation team. 

30 November 2006

Joaquim Chissano was appointed as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General with a mandate to search for a comprehensive political solution to the conflict.

1 November 2006

The parties signed an addendum to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement. It provided that the rebels would re-assemble in one week at Owiny-Ki-Bul and in four weeks at Ri-Kwangba, with security, food and water to be provided by the Government of South Sudan (with UN support) only at those sites. Ugandan forces were not to be deployed within a fifteen-kilometre radius of Owiny-Ki-Bul.   

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