Ugandan rebels assemble
AT LEAST 400 soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), including the LRA deputy leader, Vincent Otti, have arrived at assembly points in southern Sudan, as part of the truce agreement with the government. The LRA insists war crime charges against all its leaders should be dropped. Thousands have died during the conflict that has seen millions of people flee their homes. The rebels abducted thousands of children and forced them to fight on their side. Aid workers said that the floods of children, known as night commuters, which fled into northern Ugandan towns every night for protection from rebel attacks has slowed. According to the terms of the accord, the rebels will be protected by the Sudanese and not harmed by the government.