ICC says no to peace settlement

The International Criminal Court has declared that Uganda must keep its commitment to arrest Kony. Museveni offered protection to Kony if he would end the war by July. Britain and the U.S. side with the ICC, saying that Kony must be captured and tried.

Uganda: International Criminal Court Opposes Museveni Peace Offer to Kony
via allafrica.com

So I guess that answers that question.

Labels: , , ,

U.S. wants to capture Kony by December

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said this week that "it is a priority of President Bush's administration to get rid of the LRA before the end of this year, if we can."

British Overseas Development Minister Hillary Benn wrote, "We agreed that there must be regional cooperation to tackle the threat of LRA, which who would be helped by the appointment of a special UN envoy for the region."

Uganda: US Wants to Capture Kony By End of Year
via allafrica.com

My questions: Will Kony end hostilities by July, knowing that the ICC has a warrant out for his arrest? Will the ICC back down and allow Museveni to offer amnesty? What implications will this have for future ICC warrants? Will the other LRA commanders surrender (Otti has been wavering for some time)? After twenty years of generally ignoring the conflict, how will the U.S. approach their mission to "get rid of the LRA"? Will an increased emphasis on a military tack end the war, or will it cause more civilian deaths?

Labels: , , , ,

heads up

global bloggers



The Blogren: Uganda bloggers


I despise jackfruit.

jackfruit: This huge relative of the breadfruit and fig can weigh up to 100 pounds. Spiny and oval or oblong-shaped, the tropical jackfruit grows in parts of Africa, Brazil and Southeast Asia. When green, both its flesh and edible seeds are included in curried dishes. Ripe jackfruit has a bland, sweet flavor and is generally used for desserts. In the United States, jackfruit is only available canned.

Wikpedia: Jackfruit
The jackfruit is the largest tree-born fruit in the world.
It is the national fruit of Bangladesh and Indonesia.

"The jackfruit is unbelievably ugly and bad tasting. It looks exactly like sheep intestines turned inside out like stuffed tripe. It has a cloyingly sweet taste. Inside it has seeds like hazelnuts that mostly resemble dates, but these seeds are round, not long. The flesh of these seeds, which is what is eaten, is softer than dates. It is sticky, and for that reason some people grease their hands and mouths before eating it. The fruit is said to grow on the branches, the trunk, and the roots of the tree and looks like stuffed tripe hung all over the tree."
— Mughal Emperor Babar, 16th century

jackfruit is soft
jackfruit is tender
jackfruit is monoecious
jackfruit is mildly hardy
jackfruit is not available
jackfruit is an edible large pear
jackfruit is a really weird plant
jackfruit is an online publication
jackfruit is a good source of calcium
jackfruit is the shape of a large melon
jackfruit is commonly propagated by seed
jackfruit is one of the early monsoon fruits
jackfruit is enormous and has very thick skin
jackfruit is considerably attacked by fruit fly
jackfruit is considered inferior to the breadfruit
jackfruit is now available as a "snack" in stockholm
jackfruit is made into a variety of tempting beverages
jackfruit is impressive enough to deserve a link all its own
jackfruit is described as a spiny large fruit with bad fragrance
jackfruit is best served as an appetizer in a large bowl with ice cubes
jackfruit is available at several carribean restaurants in south florida