As villagers of Guru Guru in northern Uganda fled an attack by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), one man found himself surrounded and trapped inside his home. Unable to escape the armed rebels, Faustino Onek was abducted and forced into the bush, where he was tortured, stabbed and finally had his left arm amputated. Onek, a community elder and grandfather to 27 children, had met at least one of his attackers before: it was his nephew.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has announced the full make-up of his new cabinet following parliamentary elections last month. The list contains few new faces and includes 10 ministers who failed to win seats in the election but who can hold office by presidential appointment, the BBC reported.

The northeastern MPs in Uganda's newly constituted seventh parliament have pledged support for a peace and reconciliation project among warring northern ethnic groups on the one hand, and between these groups and the government on the other hand, the international NGO World Vision reported on Wednesday.

SNV is a Netherlands International Development Organization that mobilizes expertise in the marginal areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe and makes this expertise available in flexible ways. The expertise through their advisory services develop and share knowledge and expertise with local organizations with the goal of making them better equipped for their work in structural alleviation of poverty among women and men.

Civilian deaths resulting from fighting between Ugandan government forces and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the north of the country have increased in recent months, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.