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Salim Lone is a columnist for Daily Nation in his native
Kenya, to which he recently returned after a twenty-one-year career at the
United Nations. He also writes regularly for the Guardian. He
was director of the news and media division (1998-2003) during his career at UN headquarters. His last assignment was as spokesman for the UN mission in Iraq immediately after the US-led 2003 war and occupation.
The cease-fire between Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army is only a
first step in resolving the humanitarian crisis. The West must push for the release of 2 million Acholis still languishing in government camps.