Around 100 U.S. troops ended a six-year mission earlier in 2017 after failing to capture Kony, whose group has co-opted tens of thousands of children into conflict.
THE SNAKE ISN’T DEAD AND IT CONTINUES TO STRIKE: The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Ugandan rebel group is launching new attacks. It appears Joseph Kony is still alive and in charge. New LRA attacks are occurring along the Congo-South Sudan border. The LRA is definitely damaged, but it managed a fairly large raid on June […]
Bosco Ntaganda, an ex-rebel commander in eastern Congo, allegedly recruited child soldiers and oversaw brutal massacres.
The African Civil War You’ve Never Heard Of “An empty space surrounded by fragile states,” is how one expert, David Okapi, describes Central African Republic (CAR). Bordering South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the sparsely-populated and extremely poor country has...
Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is rumored to have a hideout in the landlocked country, but Central African Republic has a civil war of its own.
The soldiers were based in Central African Republic and received assistance from U.S. special advisers in hunting the warlord.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic while the troops were helping to hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Six years after the US sent troops to Central Africa to help hunt down notorious warlord Joseph Kony, the US Africa command (AFRICOM) announced this week that its mission was over. Critics warn the Lord Resistance Amry (LRA) still poses a risk and that the withdrawal could create a security vaccum in the region.
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.