UN urges new effort to get notorious Kony

2013-11-26 08:53
Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army  Joseph Kony. File: AFP

Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony. File: AFP

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New York - The UN Security Council is urging new efforts to end attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army, release all people abducted by the brutal African rebel group and send its notorious leader Joseph Kony to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for crimes against humanity.

A presidential statement approved by the 15-member council on Monday welcomes a recent program toward ending war crimes in central Africa by the rebel group and pledges "to maintain the current momentum until a permanent end to the threat posed by the LRA has been achieved".

But the council expresses serious concern that the continued instability and increased security vacuum in the Central African Republic are hampering counter-LRA operations and contributing to the reinforcement of the LRA in the country, which is in a state of near-anarchy.

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