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Uganda counts the costs after anti-gay law fury

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors, and the East African nation is now facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout despite its role as a key regional ally, experts say. Annual foreign aid to Uganda accounts for a fifth of Uganda's 12 billion dollar (8.6 billion euro) annual budget, but while several European nations have cut some aid, they appear unwilling to totally undermine veteran President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda probes alleged army atrocities in LRA rebel war

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against Lords Resistance Army rebels, officials said Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people were killed and nearly two million displaced in the fight in northern Uganda between the rebels and security forces, before rebel chief Joseph Kony and key fighters shifted into neighbouring nations around 2005.

U.S. airlift support to bolster African hunt for violent warlord

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is deploying four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda in response to African Union requests for airlift support in the hunt for the elusive leader of the violent Lord's Resistance Army extremist group, the Pentagon said on Monday.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

Washington is sending more special forces commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reported. At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling aircraft, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes will arrive in the African country at mid-week, the Post reported on its website Sunday. The force began to deploy late Sunday, Amanda Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, told the newspaper.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children. At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling planes, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes are scheduled to arrive in the African country mid-week, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told AFP on Monday. The Washington Post initially reported the story on its website Sunday.

Ugandan military says senior LRA commander may have been killed

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's military said on Monday a commander believed to be the deputy to Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony may have been killed last year in Central African Republic where an African Union force is hunting the insurgents. Okot Odhiambo is one of the LRA leaders indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity that the group has perpetrated in the nearly two decades of war against the Ugandan government.

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel 'may be dead'

The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP Friday. Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 along with LRA chief Joseph Kony and fellow rebel Dominic Ongwen on charges of butchering and kidnapping civilians.

Uganda says wanted LRA rebel 'may be dead'

The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP Friday. Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005, along with LRA chief Joseph Kony and fellow rebel Dominic Ongwen, on charges of butchering and kidnapping civilians.

Uganda captures 19 Lord's Resistance Army rebels

Uganda troops have captured 19 Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Central African Republic (CAR), the African Union said, a sizeable victory in the hunt for the elusive jungle insurgents. The Ugandan army is leading a US-backed African Union force tasked with capturing the LRA's leaders, several of whom are wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

UN Council calls for new fight against Kony's LRA

The UN Security Council expressed concern Monday that chaos in Central African Republic could disrupt the hunt for wanted war criminal Joseph Kony. Kony's Lord Resistance Army (LRA) is reported to have moved into Central African Republic even as its president says the rebels want to surrender. A statement agreed by the 15-member Security Council expressed serious concern that an "increased security vacuum" in the giant African nation is helping the "reinforcement" of the LRA in the country.
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