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Castle Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Uganda

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Today, the United States House of Representatives considered and unanimously passed a resolution condemning the July 11 World Cup terrorist attacks in Uganda, which killed over 70 innocent people, including Delawarean Nate 'Oteka' Henn. Delaware Congressman Mike Castle introduced H. Res. 1538 with Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA).

"The coordinated terrorist attack in Uganda was both brutal and targeted, taking place in areas of Kampala where many were gathered to watch the World Cup games. Tragically, this attack claimed the life of Nate 'Oteka' Henn, a Delawarean and former University of Delaware student, who was working with an international aid organization in Africa dedicated to selflessly helping children," said Castle. "It is appropriate that colleagues in the House joined to support this resolution, which condemns these terrorist attacks and the destabilizing threats in Somalia, and honors the victims of this attack like our own Nate Henn."

Nate 'Oteka' Henn was a student at the University of Delaware through the spring of 2008, when he left school and began volunteering for Invisible Children. His work with Invisible Children included fundraising and making trips to Africa to help stop the brutal practices associated with child soldiers.

Specifically, H. Res. 1538 strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda, on July 11, 2010; encourages the Administration to help Ugandan and Somali authorities bring those responsible for these attacks to justice; expresses its condolences to the families of Nate 'Oteka' Henn and all the victims of these attacks; strongly condemns al Shabaab's destabilizing role in Somalia and the region; recognizes the importance of Uganda's peacekeeping efforts in Somalia; and calls on the Administration to work with the international community to address the security threat emanating from Somalia.


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