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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.

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, 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.

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.

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. acp-mc/jmm/hmn

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