Uganda’s army says it has begun pulling its forces out of the Central African Republic where they have been fighting members of the Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA, led by Joseph Kony, were notorious for terrorising the population of northern Uganda in the 1990s and the first decade of this century.
Its fighters, including Kony, were forced from Uganda into neighbouring South Sudan. Later, under pressure from an international force, they went into the Central African Republic.
The Ugandan army says that the LRA’s “capacity and means of making war against Uganda have been degraded”.
In a statement, it goes on to say:
“Joseph Kony] with less than 100 armed fighters is now weak and ineffective. He no longer poses any significant threat to Uganda’s security.”