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
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
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
Former commander in Joseph Kony's LRA could face war crimes trial over atrocities, despite also being a victim.
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.
So, he hasn't heard of Joseph Kony, the Army of God, or Eric Rudolph?
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 ?
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
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 […]
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
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
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
Congress should remain committed to extinguishing the threat of Kony's murderous Lord’s Resistance Army, not pull the plug.
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