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Lord's Resistance Army 'big fish' captured

BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 14 (UPI) -- A top lieutenant of the Lord's Resistance Army, known for its attacks on civilians and use of child soldiers, has been captured, Ugandan officials said.
U.S., African troops search for Kony

U.S., African troops search for Kony

OBO, Central African Republic, April 30 (UPI) -- African and U.S. troops made progress in a search for warlord Joseph Kony, who may be moving between Sudan and the Central African Republic, an official said.

End Kony's campaign, lawmaker says

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Stopping crimes allegedly committed by LRA commander Joseph Kony requires an enduring commitment from the White House, a House leader said.

U.N. expresses concern over Kony army

N'DJAMENA, Chad, April 24 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was concerned renewed pressure on the Lord's Resistance Army could push it to rebel in various parts of central Africa.
U.S. military advisers to remain in Africa

U.S. military advisers to remain in Africa

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Military advisers will remain deployed to help several African nations protect against the threat from the Lord's Resistance Army, U.S. President Obama said.

Concerns grow about LRA activity

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 12 (UPI) -- Members of the international community are "very concerned" about attacks attributed to the Lord's Resistance Army in central Africa, a U.N. envoy said.

LRA rips Invisible Children, 'Kony 2012'

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 7 (UPI) -- African warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army denounced Invisible Children in its formal response to the activist group's viral video "Kony 2012."

AU force set to hunt down Kony

JUBA, South Sudan, March 26 (UPI) -- African Union forces are launching a military force from South Sudan to stop Ugandan war crimes fugitive Joseph Kony, an envoy said.

5,000 AU troops to hunt for Kony

ENTEBBE, Uganda, March 24 (UPI) -- The African Union said it would deploy 5,000 troops to search for Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.

Russell felt intense pressure of spotlight

SAN DIEGO, March 20 (UPI) -- Jason Russell, creator of the viral "Kony 2012" video, faced intense pressure before his bizarre behavior in San Diego last week, a friend and colleague said.

'Kony 2012' filmmaker hospitalized

SAN DIEGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Jason Russell, the man behind the "Kony 2012" viral video, was hospitalized after being found partly clothed and incoherent in public, San Diego police said.

'Kony' video reaches many young adults

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- American adults ages 18-29 were much more likely than older adults to have heard of the popular documentary "Kony 2012," a survey said.

U.N. committed to fight against LRA

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, March 14 (UPI) -- Though the group has largely been driven from parts of central Africa, the United Nations said it remains committed to combating the Lord's Resistance Army.

Kony victim returns home, demands justice

KORO, Uganda, March 13 (UPI) -- A man abducted as a boy for the Lord's Resistance Army of warlord Joseph Kony has returned to his Ugandan village and says he wants justice.

U.N. to redouble LRA efforts

UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. military personnel working in Africa are helping regional armies take on the remnants of the Lord's Resistance Army, a U.N. peacekeeping official said.

U.S. has broad strategy for LRA's Kony

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has a "comprehensive, multifaceted strategy" for dealing with the Lord's Resistance Army, a White House official said.

Millions view film on fugitive rebel Kony

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- A film calling for the arrest of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has become an Internet sensation, media watchers said.

LRA's Kony a monster, lawmaker says

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The "sole purpose" of the Lord's Resistance Army is to kill and cause suffering, a U.S. lawmaker said of the Ugandan rebel movement.

Boko Haram and U.S. plans in Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Nigeria is gripped by an escalating uprising by Islamist militants that has triggered massacres of Christians, including a Christmas Day suicide bombing blitz, which the federal government seems unable to contain.

Amnesty: CAR a human rights 'black hole'

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Central African Republic is awash with local and foreign militias that pose a grave threat to the civilian population, Amnesty International said.

Kenya, Uganda snared in battle for Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Five years after Ethiopia invaded Somalia, Kenya has sent troops into its lawless neighbor with a similar objective: setting up a buffer zone to block Somalia's jihadists.

Obama sending military advisers to Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama said Friday he is sending military advisers to central Africa to help regional troops fighting a sectarian rebel group.

LRA leader freed in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A commander in the Lord Resistance Army charged with murder "is off the hook" because of Uganda's amnesty laws, his lawyer said.
U.S. lawmakers want more pressure on Sudan

U.S. lawmakers want more pressure on Sudan

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Washington needs to verify Khartoum isn't backing the Lord's Resistance Army before Sudan is removed from the state sponsor of terrorism list, lawmakers said.

4 countries to move against Ugandan rebels

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda plan a joint offensive against the Lord's Resistance Army, officials say.
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