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Joseph Kony's LRA is Still Abducting Children, Even After CAR Votes for Peace

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

Joseph Kony Is Still On The Run, Yet His Militia's Child Kidnapping Spree Has Surged

Joseph Kony’s militia The Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, has abducted men, women and children in unprecedented numbers in the Central African Republic this year -- suggesting that the group is trying to refill its ranks with child soldiers...Show More Summary

Joseph Kony's Bodyguard Surrenders in CAR, Ugandan Military Says

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Ugandan military says that a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) with close links to Joseph Kony has surrendered in Central African Republic (CAR). A statement by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), reported by Reuters on Thursday, said that George Okot had “defected to UPDF” in recent days. Show More Summary

ICC hearing to decide fate of Ugandan LRA commander

Former commander in Joseph Kony's LRA could face war crimes trial over atrocities, despite also being a victim.

A Lords Resistance Army Commander Goes on Trial but Joseph Kony Still Eludes Justice

The man who rampaged across central Africa for decades now leads a small band of followers

The day Joseph Kony considered taking his life

Joseph Kony became one of the most notorious and sinister warlords of the 21st century, in part due to a viral campaign. But monsters (and their victims) are usually more surprising and complex than we appreciate. An excerpt from a … Continue reading ? The post The day Joseph Kony considered taking his life appeared first on Chris Blattman.

WTF Friday, 11/6/2015

A few weeks back, Gawker ran a piece reporting that the U.S. State Department ignored a letter from Joseph Kony, in which the LRA leader “express[ed] interest in a ‘peace process'”. At the time, many of us thought “hmm, that sounds… incorrect.” Well,… Continue Reading ?

Photos: The Faces of Uganda's Former LRA Captives

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a cult-like guerrilla group led by mass murderer and self-proclaimed religious prophet Joseph Kony, abducted, raped and impregnated thousands of women in Uganda from its formation in 1987 through the late 2000s. Show More Summary

Gawker got pranked. Kony isn’t looking for peace. Here are the facts.

On Sept. 23, Gawker reported that former U.S. Marine Jason Constantine, who calls himself “an independent freelance diplomat,” had corresponded with the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the notorious Joseph Kony. In the article, Constantine claimed that Kony – who has been in a nearly 30-year war with the Ugandan government that has […]

Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army

Vincent Okumu Binansio, nicknamed Binany, was one of the many children who have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Captured in the mid-nineties, when the group was rapidly growing in power, Binany was taken to live in the compound of the L.R.A. Show More Summary

Lord's Resistance Army Leader Joseph Kony Said to Be in Poor Health

10 months agoNews : Vice News

Joseph Kony, the notorious head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel militant group, is reportedly in poor health as he continues to avoid falling into the hands of regional and global military forces searching for the fugitive leader, according to an Associated Press report. Show More Summary

Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony Is Said To Be Sickly

10 months agoNews : Huffington Post

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors...Show More Summary

Keep Fighting Joseph Kony’s LRA

10 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Congress should remain committed to extinguishing the threat of Kony's murderous Lord’s Resistance Army, not pull the plug.

Nun In Uganda Has Educated 2,000 Girls Victimized By Joseph Kony

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe -- the nun who threatened to punch Stephen Colbert in the face -- doesn't shy away from making bold statements to influential people. Nyirumbe, the director of St. Monica's Girls Tailoring Center, visited AOL...Show More Summary

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Don't Focus On Joseph Kony, Focus On The Girls

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has been hailed as a hero for her efforts in Uganda to educate girls and rescue those attacked by infamous warlord Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. In the video above, the beloved nun stresses theShow More Summary

You Will Never Find Stories About Famine, Idi Amin or Joseph Kony on This Site

Talented Ugandan writers take to the Internet to tell positive stories about the country: We will be honest with you. Stories about poverty porn, hunger, Ebola, tribalism and all negative stories about Uganda, you will never find them here. This is a site to celebrate the positive stories about The...

Seriously?… Marie Harf: Joseph Kony & His Christian Terrorists Threaten America

Someone really needs to keep this kook off the talk shows. After suggesting that the US initiate a terrorist jobs program to defeat ISIS, State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf is now arguing that Joseph Kony and his renegade band … Continue reading ?

Surrendered LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen Says He Didn’t Want to Die in Bush

(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen says he surrendered to stand trial for war crimes because he did not want to “die in the bush.” Ongwen, a top leader of Joseph Kony’s notorious LRA, was taken into custody in early January. He was one of five LRA commanders indicted by…

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