Caesar Achellam, a top strategist in the Lord's Resistance Army, was seized by the Ugandan military after a struggle between soldiers and a group of rebels.
Achellam was captured by the UPDF on Saturday 12 May in the Central African Republic. The UPDF and Americans see this a triumph and hope that more captures will follow soon. The now made famous Joseph Kony still remains at large.
An interesting point to note is that in his interview Achellam states that he hopes his capture will be the start of more defections by those still in the bush and for the war to end.
The Ugandan government sees this arrest as a step in the right direction. However, many others worry that the root causes, under which the LRA was formed in the first place, have not been addressed and that even if the LRA is disbanded people will remain unhappy with the current political situation in Uganda.