ARTICLES RELATING TO LRA

Rising Islamist violence in focus at US-Africa summit

2014-08-04 11:15

Rising violence from brutal Islamist groups in Africa will be a key issue at an Africa summit US President Barack Obama is hosting in Washington this week.

Uganda: LRA rebel chief Kony promotes son

2014-05-18 12:30

Uganda's notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord's Resistance Army, a guerrilla force infamous for its extreme savagery, says the army.

UN: Warlord Kony hiding in S Sudan enclave

2014-05-07 08:31

Warlord Joseph Kony and some of his LRA commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering CAR and Sudan, the UN says.

Wanted LRA rebel commander believed dead

2014-02-17 15:12

Uganda’s military says it believes a senior rebel commander with the infamous LRA was killed last year in the Central African Republic following an attack by African forces.

Uganda captures 19 LRA rebels

2013-12-11 12:40

Uganda troops have captured 19 Lord’s Resistance Army rebels in CAR, the African Union says, a sizeable victory in the hunt for the elusive jungle insurgents.

UN urges new effort to get notorious Kony

2013-11-26 08:53

The UN is urging new efforts to end attacks by the LRA and send its notorious leader Joseph Kony to the ICC for prosecution for crimes against humanity.

Warlord Joseph Kony 'in surrender talks'

2013-11-21 08:54

The Central African Republic has been in contact with warlord Joseph Kony and his LRA fighters to urge them to surrender, but Kony’s whereabouts are still unknown, the UN and the AU say.

AU's efforts to tackle problems 'strained'

2013-05-24 11:34

The AU's efforts to tackle the continent's problems, especially conflict, are strained by a shortage of cash, poor organisation, lack of capacity and often reluctance to get involved, analysts warn.

Warlord under pressure to free women

2013-04-05 19:24

An expert on the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony says the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army may be jettisoning women and children in a desperate bid to keep his group lean.

Kony hunt suspended

2013-04-03 17:34

African Union troops have suspended the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony in Central African Republic.

Uganda rebels trading ivory for supplies

2013-02-07 21:19

Uganda's army has recovered a cache of elephant tusks that it says was hidden by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group in the jungles of the Central African Republic.

Ugandan army 'kills' top Kony bodyguard

2013-01-21 10:08

Ugandan soldiers hunting LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony say they have killed one of his top bodyguards who earned a grim reputation for the abduction of children, a spokesperson says.

UN: LRA killed 39 in 2012

2012-12-14 11:33

The UN chief says that African warlord Joseph Kony’s militia group, the Lord’s Resistance Army, killed 39 civilians this year in the DRC and the Central African Republic.

AU forces start hunt for Joseph Kony

2012-09-18 22:35

African Union troops from regional armies have started the hunt for warlord Kony, taking over from Uganda.

UN Council steps up Sudan pressure

2012-07-31 22:11

Leading UN Security Council powers have stepped up calls for Sudan and South Sudan to avert potential sanctions by not missing a looming deadline to make a peace deal.

UN: Kony's LRA rebel attacks increase

2012-07-17 14:42

Attacks by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army rebels led by Ugandan Joseph Kony have increased in recent months, despite US-backed military efforts to hunt them down, the UN says.

Arrested LRA general step closer to Kony

2012-05-13 15:32

Uganda has captured one of the Lord's Resistance Army's top five leaders, bringing it a step closer to catching Joseph Kony, the LRA leader accused of war crimes.

Uganda suggests Kony getting Sudan help

2012-04-30 22:19

Ugandan officials are renewing a claim made with some frequency over the years: that rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army are receiving backing from the government of Sudan.

Kony's days of freedom 'are numbered'

2012-04-19 07:39

Wanted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony's days as a free man are "numbered", a US lawmaker says, adding the "noose is tightening" on the leader of the brutal LRA.

Kony film will hurt tourism, says Uganda

2012-03-16 14:51

Tourism in Uganda might suffer as a result of a viral video about Joseph Kony, the leader of the brutal rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, a minister has warned.

Storm over viral campaign to arrest Kony

2012-03-09 18:11

A viral campaign to bring accused Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony to justice has sparked a growing storm, with millions viewing an online video whose makers deny it oversimplifies the facts.

LRA hostages go hungry as militants flee

2012-02-14 09:15

A Ugandan military commander says women and children abducted by the rebel LRA are suffering from hunger because the wanted band of fighters has stopped stealing food from villagers to avoid detection.

UN backs fight against African rebels

2011-11-15 07:48

The UN Security Council has backed stepped-up military action in central Africa to apprehend commanders of the LRA in the coming months and eliminate the notorious rebel group.

No timetable for Uganda mission

2011-10-25 23:33

The US special forces being deployed to central Africa to help hunt down the leaders of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army have no specific timetable to accomplish their mission.

Obama sends troops to help fight LRA

2011-10-15 14:37

US President Barack Obama says he is sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to help and advise forces battling the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of gross human rights abuses.

 

LRA massacres 68 elephants in DRC

2014-06-14 10:30

National park group have sounded the alarm over LRA poacher attacks on elephants in DRC's Garamba park.

Rebels in DRC may be shooting elephants

2014-05-14 19:47

A sharp rise in elephant poaching in a remote park in DRC has conservation groups asking if the rebel Lord's Resistance Army is hunting the protected animals.

African troops capture junior rebel commander

2014-04-22 13:45

Uganda’s military says it has captured a junior commander with the LRA and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.

Notorious Kony 'asks for forgiveness'

2014-01-28 12:10

Ugandan militia boss Joseph Kony has reportedly sent a letter to the government asking for forgiveness and calling for talks.

Senior LRA commander killed, says Uganda

2013-12-03 13:58

US-backed AU troops have killed a senior commander in the LRA, a Ugandan spokesperson says, part of efforts to track down the guerrilla group and send its leader to The Hague.

Kony wants to surrender, CAR says

2013-11-22 07:36

CAR says Joseph Kony, an accused war criminal hunted by African troops and US advisers, is believed to be in the country’s remote southeast and has been talking with the president.

Lord's Resistance Army can be stopped

2013-05-29 20:29

The US says the Lord's Resistance Army can be stopped with international support.

Sudan 'harbouring warlord Kony'

2013-04-26 13:26

Sudan appears to be providing shelter to Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted warlords, according to a report released by the Washington-based Resolve group.

Kony reward - $5m

2013-04-03 21:41

The US is to place a $5m bounty on Lord's Resistance Army leader Kony and his top commanders.

Uganda suspends hunt for warlord Kony

2013-04-03 12:06

Uganda has suspended the hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his LRA fighters, blaming hostility towards foreign troops by CAR rebels who seized power last month.

Kony's LRA killing fewer civilians

2013-02-07 19:13

Joseph Kony's rebel group LRA has killed far fewer civilians in 2012.

US backs plans for drones in DRC

2013-01-10 07:27

Plans to help the UN peacekeepers working in the DRC by using surveillance drones has won US backing despite opposition from Rwanda and other neighbours.

US urged to actively hunt for Kony

2012-11-10 10:34

The hunt for the African warlord Joseph Kony is hopeless without more troops, an advocacy group says, urging American forces to "play a more operational role" in the vast Central Africa jungle.

DRC priest honoured for rebel fight

2012-08-15 20:09

A priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been recognised for helping to set up an early warning network to report activity by the feared Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and rehabilitate victims.

Hunt for Joseph Kony stalled

2012-07-25 22:46

The hunt for central Africa warlord Joseph Kony lacks the troops, weapons and money to start operations.

Rebels seize hostages in CAR

2012-06-26 18:29

Officials and a witness say rebels took seven hostages when they attacked a French uranium plant in the Central African Republic.

Rebel LRA 'top commander' caught

2012-05-13 09:41

Uganda's army has captured a top commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.

Is it possible Joseph Kony is dead?

2012-04-25 11:22

The hunt for alleged war criminal Joseph Kony is heating up on international radars, but Ugandan foot soldiers who have spent years searching for the man are asking: Is it possible he is dead?

Kony film stirs mixed emotions

2012-03-20 13:29

The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of brutal Central Africa rebel leader Joseph Kony has stirred mixed emotions in Uganda.

Ugandans criticise Kony campaign

2012-03-10 09:24

The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of brutal Central Africa rebel leader Joseph Kony is attracting criticism from Ugandans.

US troops deploy in 4 African countries

2012-02-22 21:11

The US has stationed troops in 4 central African countries to fight against Lord's fighters.

US troops in LRA hunt

2011-12-06 22:34

US troops have begun a region-wide hunt for fighters from the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan-born group that has been killing, raping and looting for years.

New radios in DRC help fight militia

2011-11-09 07:40

New radio towers are being installed in DRC, where US special forces are helping to hunt militants from the LRA militia group.

Uganda president: US troops not fighting

2011-10-16 22:02

The Ugandan president says US personnel deployed against an African rebel group will assist but not actually take part in the fight.

Uganda's LRA rebel chief likely in CAR

2011-10-05 12:04

Accused war criminal Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels, has likely taken refuge in Central Africa, the head of US Africa Command says.

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