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MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Uganda's threat to pull its troops out of Somalia in retaliation for allegations it backs rebel forces in Congo could dangerously weaken Somalia's government.

New Kony video hopes to restart campaign

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The organization Invisible Children, which six months ago urged the capture of African warlord Joseph Kony, has released a new video ahead of a planned rally.

Imprisoned British pilot released from CAR

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A British pilot held in the Central African Republic as part of a massacre probe has returned home after being freed, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Uganda seizes LRA munitions

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The UPDF have captured Lord Resistance Army munitions in the Central African Republic.

LRA activity increasing in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said the Ugandan militant group, the Lord's Resistance Army, was likely tied to the death of 13 gold miners in the Central African Republic.

U.N, AU vow to take on LRA

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Ban calls for support in fight against LRA

Ban calls for support in fight against LRA

UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to back central African countries in their fight against the Lord's Resistance Army.

LRA casting shadow over Africa

UNITED NATIONS, June 7 (UPI) -- Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army is casting a "long shadow" over central Africa despite its dwindling numbers, a U.N. official said.

Senate panel approves funds for Kony hunt

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved $50 million in a defense spending bill for the U.S. Rangers involved in tracking Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

U.N.: Bring LRA leaders to justice

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (UPI) -- Prosecuting one of the senior commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army would send a strong message to the militant group, a U.N. envoy said.
Uganda captures top Kony commander

Uganda captures top Kony commander

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 14 (UPI) -- A top commander for the Lord's Resistance Army is in the custody of the military in Uganda, a military spokesman said.

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.
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Joseph Kony (born 1961) is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that is engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government in Uganda, which he claims is based on the Ten Commandments.

The LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan. The LRA has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has also forced the internal displacement of over 2,000,000 people since its rebellion began in 1986.

Joseph Kony was born in 1961 in Odek, a village east of Gulu in northern Uganda Kony was the son of farmers. He was friendly to his siblings, but if they crossed him he came down hard on them. During his teenage years, Joseph Kony apprenticed as the village witch doctor under his older brother, Jamie Brow, and when his older brother died, he took over full responsibility. When confronted he often resorted to his fists rather than parrying verbally. He was teased in school about his size and the teachers gave him a hard time because he didn't seem too bright. His father was a lay apostle of the Catholic Church and his mother was an Anglican, Kony was an altar boy for several years. He stopped attending church at about the age of 15. A high-school dropout, Kony first came to prominence in January 1986, in his mid 20s. His group was one of many premillennialist groups that sprang up in Acholiland in the wake of the wildly popular Holy Spirit Movement of Alice Auma (aka Lakwena). However, the conflict in the north began in the resentment among the Acholi at their relative loss of influence after the overthrow of Acholi President Tito Okello by Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Army (NRA) during the Ugandan Bush War, ending in 1986.

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