Monday, November 13, 2006

For The Record

12 Nov - The UN reports that its humanitarian chief Jan Egeland may be meeting with senior leaders of Uganda's notorious rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), possibly including elusive supremo Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men. Joseph, together with four other top LRA commanders, were wanted by the International Criminal Court for horrific atrocities committed during their brutal two-decades war in northern Uganda.

As above - UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari meets with Myanmar detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung, a Nobel Peace Laureate, is now 61 and has been serving 'house arrest' for the past 17 years. During an election in 1990, she and her National League for Democracy won a landslide victory, with only a refusal of acceptance from the military-run Myanmar government, the junta. Apart from a live-in maid, her only visitor was a doctor who would attend to her medically in a once-a-month session.

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