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US posts $5 mn reward for LRA leader Kony


The United States on Wednesday posted a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, and a similar bounty for three other rebel leaders.

Kony has been on the run in the jungles of Central Africa, but the LRA has waged a fierce insurgency across four countries for two decades. It is notorious for mutilating victims and abducting children for use as sex slaves and soldiers.

Kony's name was added to the State Department's war crimes rewards program along with fellow LRA members Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen, and Sylvestre Mudacumura from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).