Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise – UN

What you need to know:

  • Those captured, often children, are forced to work as fighters, sex slaves or porters.
  • Over 160,000 people have been forced from their homes in areas of DR Congo, CAR and South Sudan where the rebels operate

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the United Nations said in a report seen Thursday.

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