Donald Trump in Uganda. Oder: wie wir über Dominic Ongwen sprechen wollten und über Donald Trump gesprochen haben.
Bens, Jonas – 2016
A trial is pending at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague: Dominic Ongwen, former brigade commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes. In the early 2000s, LRA fighters under his command tortured, massacred, and abducted civilian residents of so-called IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps in northern Uganda. The massacres were the culmination of violence in a conflict between the Ugandan government and LRA rebels that dates back to the 1980s. By the time the LRA left Uganda in 2006, the long conflict had already left deep scars in northern Uganda: At least 25,000 children had been abducted and forcibly recruited into the ranks of the LRA as child soldiers or forcibly married off to LRA fighters - some estimates put the number as high as 50,000 children. In addition, millions of Ugandans were forced to flee to IDP camps in the early 2000s. For about ten years now, the violence in northern Uganda has come to an end. However, the LRA still exists, albeit in much reduced strength, and is active on the territory of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.