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LRA & KONY

Video ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony ~ Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Video from the House Foreign Affairs Committee ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. Support Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations R...


These are the top four Lord’s Resistance Army leaders captured or killed since 2011

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post ~ As the U.S.-backed operation to find Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), enters its fifth year, here is a look back on some of Kony’s top comman...



U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

By Craig Whitlock and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washingtong Post ~ U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the African warlord ­Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless e...



Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army

By Ledio Cakaj, The New Yorker ~ 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...


How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony

By Elizabeth Rubin, The New Yorker ~ One night in July, 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer and activist from San Antonio, Texas, and the mother of two young boys, found herself seated across from the chief of the Ugandan Ar...



New York Times | Body of a LRA Rebel Commander Is Identified in Uganda — Okot Odhiambo

By RICK GLADSTONE — The bullet-scarred remains of the No. 2 commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, the guerrilla group that once terrorized central Africa, have been positively identified after having been exhumed la...



Al Jazeera | Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen in ICC custody

A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement, the...


A Senior LRA commander Who Surrendered to U.S. Troops, Handed Over to Ugandan Forces

By Douglas Ernst – U.S. troops in the Central African Republic handed over a senior chief of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to Ugandan security forces Wednesday. LRA leader Dominic Ongwen, 34, surrendered to U.S. ...



Al Jazeera | Top Kony ‘aide’ Dominic Ongwen surrenders to US forces

A man claiming to be one of the top commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army has surrendered to American forces in the Central African Republic, a US official has said. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporter...


Its a Hoax | No, Joseph Kony Wasn’t Just Killed by Seal Team 6

On Tuesday, rumors began circulating online that Joseph Kony, the African warlord leading the Lord’s Resistance Army for decades, had died. But these reports aren’t true. Their origin, it seems, is a “satirica...



Kony 2014 | President Obama Deploys 150 More Special Forces In Hunt For Joseph Kony & LRA

This week, President Obama took military action. But it wasn’t in Ukraine or Syria. Instead, he notified Congress of the deployment of 150 special forces troops and CV-22 Osprey aircraft to Uganda in order to provide support ...



BBC News | LRA Leader Joseph Kony ‘in surrender talks’ with Central African Republic – CAR

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with the aim of his surrender. A CAR government spokesman told the BBC that Kony was in the country but wanted his se...


The New Yorker | How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund The Hunt For Joseph Kony

By Elizabeth Rubin — One night in July, 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer and activist from San Antonio, Texas, and the mother of two young boys, found herself seated across from the chief of the Ugandan Army, Genera...



U.S. tells Rwanda to immediately end support for M23 rebels

(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday called on Rwanda to end support for M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, saying there was evidence Rwandan military officials were involved. “We call upon ...



Washington Post | Obama signs bill expanding State Department rewards for human rights abusers – Kony top target

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed legislation into law Tuesday expanding the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program aimed at capturing the world’s most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord J...


US-trained Congolese troops to aid efforts against M23 rebels

By JOHN VANDIVER, Stars and Stripes | STUTTGART, Germany — A U.S.-trained light infantry battalion of Congolese soldiers, which has been supporting operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army, has been redeployed to help ...



Fighting a terror kingpin in Africa ~ Kony and his Infamous LRA

Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel group the Lord?s Resistance Army that has been fighting a war against the Ugandan government for the past twenty years, makes a rare statement to the media during peace talks on August 1, 2006 o...


Ugandan woman recalls harrowing tale of captivity by LRA

By Moni Basu,  (CNN) — What does a 22-year-old see when she looks at herself in the mirror? Evelyn Apoko sees a face marred by war, one that is jarring to others. Even she can’t stand to look sometimes. Doctors r...





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