Lord&#039;s Resistance Army http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25448/all en Uganda kills Kony bodyguard in Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/uganda-kills-kony-bodyguard-central-african-republic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former Kony bodyguard killed last week</p> <p>* Ugandan army officer says closing in on Kony</p> <p>* Rebel leader sought by Hague war crimes court</p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Ugandan forces have killed a former bodyguard of Joseph Kony, a sign they are closing in on the fugitive rebel leader wanted for war crimes, an army commander said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/uganda-kills-kony-bodyguard-central-african-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment International criminal law Joseph Kony Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737220 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda army 'recovers elephant tusks hidden by LRA rebels' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/uganda-army-recovers-elephant-tusks-hidden-lra-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uganda's army on Thursday recovered a cache of elephant tusks that it says was hidden by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group in the jungles of the Central African Republic.</p> <p>In a statement the army said that a squad of soldiers that is part of a mission hunting rebel leader Joseph Kony found the small stash of ivory following a tip-off from an LRA defector.</p> <p>"These tusks, believed to have been hidden by the LRA, were located in a remote area of the bush to the north of Djema," the statement said, referring to a town in the southeast of the Central African Republic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/uganda-army-recovers-elephant-tusks-hidden-lra-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749218 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda says to keep troops in Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uganda-says-keep-troops-central-african-republic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda plans to keep its African Union-mandated troops hunting for Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters in Central African Republic, it said on Tuesday, even after rebels seized power and threatened to expel all foreign forces.</p> <p>A coalition of rebels called Seleka took power on Sunday, sweeping into the capital Bangui in a lightning offensive in which they fought their way from the far north to the presidential palace in four days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uganda-says-keep-troops-central-african-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law International relations Lord's Resistance Army Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794063 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda suspends hunt for rebel chief Kony in C.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/uganda-suspends-hunt-rebel-chief-kony-cafrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uganda has suspended its hunt for Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony in Central African Republic after Seleka rebels took control of the country, an army spokesman said Wednesday.</p> <p>"We have temporarily suspended operations against the LRA until further notice," army spokesman Felix Kulayigye said.</p> <p>"We are not pulling our soldiers out of CAR but they are congregating at our bases."</p> <p>The Seleka rebel coalition seized the CAR capital Bangui last month and toppled president Francois Bozize.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/uganda-suspends-hunt-rebel-chief-kony-cafrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:15:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800117 at http://www.globalpost.com US posts $5 mn reward for LRA leader Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-lra-leader-kony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-lra-leader-kony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800751 at http://www.globalpost.com US posts $5 mn reward for LRA leader Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-lra-leader-kony-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Wednesday posted a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, as well as a similar bounty for three other rebel leaders.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-lra-leader-kony-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800760 at http://www.globalpost.com US posts $5 mn reward for Ugandan warlord Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-ugandan-warlord-kony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Wednesday unveiled a $5 million bounty on Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men, and posted rewards for three other rebel leaders.</p> <p>Kony has long been on the run in the jungles of central Africa, but his LRA, a Ugandan rebel group, has waged a fierce insurgency and campaign of mutilations and child abductions for two decades across four countries.</p> <p>The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Kony and other top LRA leaders on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-ugandan-warlord-kony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army Politics AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:00:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801015 at http://www.globalpost.com Joseph Kony: self-proclaimed prophet with blood on his hands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/joseph-kony-self-proclaimed-prophet-blood-his-hands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of one of Africa's most brutal rebel groups, Lord's Resistance Army, has waged a more than two-decade long insurgency sowing terror across four countries.</p> <p>Believed to be hiding in the jungle, he is one of the world's most wanted men, and on Wednesday, the United States put a $5 million bounty on his head. </p> <p>The reward for Kony came after Uganda announced it had suspended its hunt for him in the Central African Republic after Seleka rebels last month took control of the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/joseph-kony-self-proclaimed-prophet-blood-his-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Human Interest International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Religion Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801167 at http://www.globalpost.com US posts $5 mn reward for Ugandan warlord Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-ugandan-warlord-kony-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States offered $5 million Wednesday for the capture of Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men, and posted rewards for three other rebel leaders evading trial for war crimes.</p> <p>The announcement came just as Uganda and Washington said they had been forced to suspend their two-year hunt for Kony in the jungles of the Central African Republic, after rebels seized power in Bangui.</p> <p>The LRA, a Ugandan rebel group, has waged a brutal insurgency, accused of mutilations and child abductions for two decades across four countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/us-posts-5-mn-reward-ugandan-warlord-kony-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army War AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801171 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda suspends hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/uganda-suspends-hunt-fugitive-warlord-joseph-kony-and-his-lords-resista <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Uganda has suspended the hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters, blaming hostility towards foreign troops by Central African Republic rebels who seized power last month.</p><P>Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.</p><P>He and his commanders are accused of abducting thousands of children to use as fighters in a rebel army that earned a reputation for chopping off limbs as a form of discipline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/uganda-suspends-hunt-fugitive-warlord-joseph-kony-and-his-lords-resista" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:31:04 +0000 Asianet 5801991 at http://www.globalpost.com UN, AU envoys say hunt for LRA rebels in CAR to continue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/un-au-envoys-say-hunt-lra-rebels-car-continue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The United Nations envoy to the Lord's Resistance Army affected areas and his African Union counterpart have urged Uganda, the United States and other partners to sustain the hunt down of the rebel outfit which has caused mayhem in the region.</p><P>The Ugandan military, the U. S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/un-au-envoys-say-hunt-lra-rebels-car-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army Politics Technology War Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:34:09 +0000 Asianet 5802952 at http://www.globalpost.com Ugandan military continuing to hunt LRA, Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/ugandan-military-continuing-hunt-lra-kony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Ugandan army remains committed to the hunt for the Lord's Resistance Army in Central African Republic despite claims it had suspended operations in the region, the UN said Friday.</p> <p>The change of regime in Bangui has had "no impact" on the determination of Ugandan authorities to hunt down the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony, the UN said, citing remarks by African Union point man on the LRA, Francisco Madeira.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/ugandan-military-continuing-hunt-lra-kony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803097 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda's Museveni praises Kenya for rejecting ICC 'blackmail' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/ugandas-museveni-praises-kenya-rejecting-icc-blackmail-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni congratulated Kenyans Tuesday for voting in Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya's fourth president in defiance of his looming international trial for crimes against humanity.</p> <p>"I want to salute the Kenyan voters on...the rejection of the blackmail by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and those who seek to abuse this institution for their own agenda," he said at a speech following Kenyatta's taking of the the oath of office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/ugandas-museveni-praises-kenya-rejecting-icc-blackmail-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International criminal law Lord's Resistance Army AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806985 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan harboring Ugandan warlord Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/sudan-harboring-ugandan-warlord-kony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan appears to be providing shelter to Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted warlords, according to a report released on Friday by the Washington-based Resolve group.</p> <p>Kony is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, which is infamous for mutilating its victims and abducting children for use as fighters and sex slaves. It has waged an insurgency against the Ugandan government for over 25 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/sudan-harboring-ugandan-warlord-kony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law International relations Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:35:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825829 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan harboring Ugandan warlord Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/sudan-harboring-ugandan-warlord-kony-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan appears to be providing shelter to Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted warlords, according to a report released on Friday by the Washington-based Resolve group.</p> <p>Kony leads the Lord's Resistance Army, which is infamous for mutilating its victims and abducting children for use as fighters and sex slaves. It has waged an insurgency against the Ugandan government for more than 25 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/sudan-harboring-ugandan-warlord-kony-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International criminal law International relations Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Army Politics War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:53:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826421 at http://www.globalpost.com