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Lord’s Resistance Army “not religious”

Country Map - Senegal - Casamance, separated from the rest of senegal by The Gambia, is in the throws of a 20-year rebellion. au-Senegal
The Casamance region borders Guinea-Bissau
The Lord’s Resistance Movement (LRM), the political wing of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), claims the LRM/A is a non-religious, non-tribal armed resistance movement. A statement received by IRIN on Monday, protesting “Panda Gari” (“get in the truck”) security operations in Gulu town, attempts to present a political programme for the movement, long a human rights pariah. The name “Lord’s”, the statement says, refers to the prayers of the rural population to prevent “pogroms and massacres”.

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