Lord’s Resistance Army defectors say infamous warlord Joseph Kony will revive his gruesome campaign to impose his rule based on a warped version of the Ten Commandments.
US special forces on Wednesday began to pull out from Central Africa, ending a five-year hunt for brutal LRA warlord Joseph Kony, who is wanted for crimes against humanity. The departure of the troops sent in to support an African Union...Show More Summary
KAMPALA – This week, the international manhunt for Joseph Kony came to an undistinguished end. Both Uganda and the United States said they were withdrawing forces dedicated to catching the warlord, who remains on the run despite a multi-year, multimillion-dollar chase. Just five years ago, Kony became one of the world’s most-feared monsters. More than […]
The U.S. announced late last month they'd be redirecting troops hunting the Lord's Resistance Army; Uganda followed suit this week. The U.S. says Kony's followers have shrunk to fewer than 100 people.
The U.S. military in Africa is ending its formal mission searching for the Ugandan warlord.
The head of U.S. armed forces in Africa says the force is ending its mission against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army because the senior leadership of the rebel group has … Click to Continue »
The Ugandan army said Wednesday it has neutralised the Lord's Resistance Army, as troops began withdrawing from the Central African Republic where they had been hunting the group's feared leader Joseph Kony. "The decision to withdraw...Show More Summary
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - The Ugandan military said on Wednesday it has begun withdrawing troops from Central African Republic where it had been pursuing rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army, saying it has accomplished its mission - although Kony remains at large. Show More Summary
Uganda's military announced on Wednesday it is ending its pursuit of internationally known warlord Joseph Kony, saying its mission "has now been successfully achieved" even though the rebel leader remains … Click to Continue »
Kony's group killed thousands of people and kidnapped tens of thousands of children, forcing them into combat.
PAGARINYA, Uganda (Reuters) - A year ago the view from Ugandan teacher Richard Inyani's mud hut was wilderness, land untouched since the 1990s and the murderous rampages of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
Kony, the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, remains on the run.
THE HUNT FOR JOSEPH KONY CONTINUES: Green Berets continue to support operations to capture the commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Kony is still thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi, known as “K2” by the U.S. military, moving into uninhabited parts of CAR when pursuit comes too close. In K2, seasonal markets buy […]
In October 2011, President Obama sent 100 U.S. Army Special Forces personnel to central Africa to help the Ugandan military pursue the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its notorious leader, Joseph Kony. Five years later, although the LRA is much weaker, Kony remains at large, orchestrating attacks against civilians. The Ugandan military, which has been […]
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A top lieutenant of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony goes on trial in The Hague on Tuesday accused of war crimes ranging from child kidnapping and forced marriage to rape and murder during the rebel group's long rampage in northern Uganda.
An excerpt from When the Walking Defeats You, a book about a young man who became one the bodyguard to one of the 21st century's most notorious warlords before making his escape.
We hear a lot about foreign fighters inspired by propaganda and willing to give up their homes to fight for the Islamic State. Less discussed are the Islamic State’s plans for the unwilling, captured in conquest. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, would much prefer enthusiastic members to coerced subjects, but is it […]
KAMPALA (Reuters) - The United States said it had imposed economic sanctions on the Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony's two sons, saying they were commanders in the rebel group blamed for extreme violence in a large part of central Africa.
The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.
As dawn broke on January 10, a small group of rebel fighters from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) quietly took up positions along a road near Aza, a small mining community in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). Over the next few hours, they intercepted dozens of unwitting travelers leaving the village by foot and on bicycle. Show More Summary