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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.

Viral video group 'cautious' on Kony reports

The US lobby group whose video about Joseph Kony went viral last year says it is "cautious" about reports the fugitive Ugandan rebel chief is negotiating with the Central African Republic. The small African nation insists that President Michel Djotodia is in contact with Kony, even thought Washington has rubbished claims the wanted militia boss is in talks over the fate of the children and women enslaved by his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

C.Africa insists president 'negotiating' with Kony

The Central African president insisted Friday he was negotiating with Joseph Kony after Washington rubbished claims the wanted Ugandan militia boss was personally involved in any talks. Michel Djotodia is in contact with Kony, one of the world's most elusive war criminals, over the fate of the children and women enslaved by his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), presidency spokesman Guy-Simplice Kodegue said.

C.Africa insists president 'negotiating' with Kony

The Central African president insisted Friday he was negotiating with Joseph Kony after Washington rubbished claims the wanted Ugandan militia boss was personally involved in any talks. Michel Djotodia is in contact with Kony, one of the world's most elusive war criminals, over the fate of the children and women enslaved by his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), presidency spokesman Guy-Simplice Kodegue said.

C.Africa insists president 'negotiating' with Kony

The Central African president insisted Friday he was negotiating with Joseph Kony after Washington rubbished claims the wanted Ugandan militia boss was personally involved in any talks. Michel Djotodia is in contact with Kony, one of the world's most elusive war criminals, over the fate of the children and women enslaved by his Lord's Resistance Army, presidency spokesman Guy-Simplice Kodegue said. acp-mc/jmm/yad

C.Africa president claims to be negotiating Kony surrender

The Central African Republic's president said Thursday he was negotiating the surrender of wanted Ugandan militia boss Joseph Kony but Washington dismissed the claims. The announcement had raised hopes that Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army were on their last legs, but US officials quickly moved to describe reports the rebel leader himself was involved in surrender talks as not "credible". "It's true, Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush. We are negotiating with him," Michel Djotodia said during a meeting with political leaders in the capital Bangui.

France says Central African Republic on verge of genocide

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday that Central African Republic was "on the verge of genocide" and it expected the United Nations to give Paris and the African Union permission to intervene. Central African Republic, a landlocked nation of 4.6 million people, has descended into violence and chaos since Seleka rebels, many of them from neighboring Chad and Sudan, ousted President Francois Bozize in March.

C.Africa president says negotiating Kony's surrender

The Central African Republic's president said Thursday he was in contact with Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted war criminals, to negotiate his surrender. "It's true, Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush. We are negotiating with him," Michel Djotodia said during a meeting with political leaders in the capital Bangui. "He asked for food supplies and the government took care of that," said Djotodia, whose country has been sliding into lawlessness since he seized power in a coup earlier this year.

Uganda's Joseph Kony: altar boy to elusive rebel leader

A former Catholic altar boy who became one of Africa's most brutal rebel commanders, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) chief Joseph Kony has sowed terror across four nations for almost three decades. Combining religious mysticism with an astute guerilla mind and bloodthirsty ruthlessness, Kony has turned scores of young girls into his personal sex-slaves while claiming to be fighting to impose the Bible's Ten Commandments.

Central African Republic held 'surrender talks' with Joseph Kony

'Many reports indicate that he is suffering from some serious illness, uncharacterized illness,' UN officials said.
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