OBO, Central African Republic (AP) — Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in Central African Republic.
NZACKO, Central African Republic (AP) — The African troops hoped the latest defector from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group would have fresh insight into the location of infamous warlord Joseph Kony.
Do you remember Kony? Joseph Kony, the leader of Central Africa's militant/terrorist child-kidnapping group "Lord's Resistance Army." Chances are you or someone you know was responsible for one of the 100+ million views of the video "KONY 2012" on Vimeo and YouTube. Show More Summary
Joseph Kony has named his 22-year-old son as deputy leader of his Lord's Resistance Army—and top Ugandan general Sam Kavuma says the move is a sign that Kony's control over the guerrilla force is weakening. Fighters have separated into different autonomous groups roaming across remote parts of Africa, and...
New report says fugitive LRA leader is hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan.
Viral video with 100 million views fired up the Internet in 2012 - Where is the renegade leader now? It is now more than two years since the famous/infamous video went viral highlighting the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. Show More Summary
IN THE Central African Republic’s remote southeast, people are living in fear. They fear not the religion-fuelled conflict that’s been tearing the nation apart since late last year. Instead, they fear the Lord’s Resistance Army, the bloodthirsty Ugandan rebel group whose shadowy leader, Joseph Kony, is wanted by the International Criminal Court. Show More Summary
Ten years ago Susan Minot wrote an article, "This We Came to Know Afterwards" which later evolved into her novel, "Thirty Girls" which shares the story of thirty girls abducted and kept captive by Joseph Kony leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Show More Summary
The U.S. relationship with Uganda illustrates how it struggles to keep its values in balance. The post U.S. Stepping Up Campaign Against Joseph Kony, Highlighting Complex Relationship With Uganda appeared first on ThinkProgress.
So, while the Obama Administration is busy dismantling the US military, they’ve also decided that they need more troops and aircraft in the hunt for African warlord Joseph Kony, says Fox News; Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending “associated support personnel,” and a “limited number” of […]
A file photo taken on November 12, 2006, shows the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. Photo by Stuart Price/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt...Show More Summary
The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and brutality that stretches across several nations. Social media helped spread the word about him.
A viral video campaign may not have turned up a warlord accused of murder, rape, and kidnapping in central Africa, but the White House is hoping a ramped up effort by the United States will. The Washington Post reports that President Obama has ordered a strengthened US presence in Uganda—...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The deployments began on Sunday night, the Post said, after the administration began to notify Congress. Show More Summary
U.S. aircraft join the pursuit of a rebel leader who has spent years plundering villages, mutilating civilians and kidnapping children across large swaths of Central Africa
President Obama has ordered a sharp increase in U.S. Special Forces deployed to Uganda and sent U.S. military aircraft there for the first time in the ongoing effort to hunt down warlord Joseph Kony across a broad swath of central Africa.
Why do you wake up before your alarm goes off? Bill Murray channels what my usual day is like Costco apologizes for labeling Bibles as “fiction” For the camel jockeys in the audience, pimp your hide Joseph Kony is not … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
If Michel Djotodia, the Central African Republic's rebel leader turned interim president, is to be believed, Joseph Kony, the head of the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, is about to emerge from the jungle and surrender. "It's true, Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush," Djotodia told he Guardian. Show More Summary
"It's true, Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush," says the president of the Central African Republic. Tantalizing words, though there's plenty of doubt about how true they actually are. President Michel Djotodia insists his country has been in direct talks with Kony on a possible surrender, reports...