US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at ICC

2015-01-21 10:08

A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children has been taken into custody at the ICC, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement.

LRA 'commander' surrenders in CAR

2015-01-07 11:11

A man identifying himself as Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander of the LRA, has given himself up to US-African forces tracking the guerrilla group in CAR, the US says.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

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.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

2014-03-24 07:49

Washington is sending more special commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, a report 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.

Warlord Kony benefits from chaos in CAR

2014-02-11 15:17

A new report says the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony may be getting a "lifeline" from chaos in CAR, where sectarian violence has displaced nearly one million people.

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.

Uganda hopes Kony talks will bear fruit

2013-11-21 16:37

The spokesperson for Uganda’s military says he’s pessimistic that reported contact with rebel leader and accused war criminal Joseph Kony will bear fruit.

Chad: Suspect held for poaching

2013-06-18 15:28

Authorities in Chad have arrested a suspected member of a poaching gang accused of slaughtering nearly 200 elephants and killing five Cameroonian park ranger, an official says.

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.

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 wants new troops for DRC

2013-01-10 12:45

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking additional resources to strengthen the UN peacekeeping force in DRC with "intervention" troops.

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.

Clinton to urge Sudans to fix problems

2012-08-03 09:17

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will highlight Washington's concern over unresolved issues between Sudan and South Sudan during a visit to the state born a year ago.

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.

Hunt for Kony lacks troops, equipment

2012-07-25 12:47

The head of a planned African Union force to hunt warlord Joseph Kony says he has not started work because he doesn't have troops or equipment.


LRA kidnap 6 in CAR

2014-12-31 05:30

At least six people have been abducted and two left injured after fighters with the Lord's Resistance Army attacked a village in the eastern Central African Republic.

Dead or alive, Boko Haram leader fuels violence

2014-09-26 12:14

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times, according to military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group's numerous jihadist videos.

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

2014-07-19 13:23

Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels.

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.

Uganda probes alleged atrocities in LRA rebel war

2014-03-26 16:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against LRA rebels, officials say.

Kerry likens Ugandan gay law to anti-Semitism

2014-02-27 10:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry has likened new anti-gay legislation in Uganda that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality to anti-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany or apartheid South Africa.

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel may be dead

2014-02-15 16:02

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 says.

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.

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.

Warlord Kony poaching elephants

2013-06-03 16:20

Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is reported to be poaching DRC elephants to support his group.

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.

Split appears in CAR rebel coalition

2013-03-25 19:24

A split in the leadership of the Central African Republic rebel coalition has emerged only two days after the insurgents seized the capital Bangui and chased out the president.

Kony's LRA killing fewer civilians

2013-02-07 19:13

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

Obama to sign reward bill

2013-01-16 09:34

Obama is to sign the bill expanding State Deptartment rewards for human rights abusers.

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.

Clinton focuses on security in East Africa

2012-08-03 07:44

Preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan as well as stepping up the hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony will top US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's agenda in two days of talks.

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.

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.

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