Uganda will receive almost $24 million in grants to fund water-sourcing improvements related to resettling people displaced in the northern region of Acholi that’s been ravaged by warlord Joseph Kony’s 20-year insurgency and for rural electrification projects, the state-run Uganda Media Centre said today in an e-mail.
Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord who’s become the subject of a global social-network campaign, is evading capture amid tensions between Central African nations where his Lord’s Resistance Army operates.
Kony2012, the video of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony that’s been viewed more than 100 million times on the Internet, was halted from being shown to his victims in the north of the country after a first screening provoked anger and violence.
Central African Republic’s new rulers faced growing isolation as African leaders refused to recognize the transitional government and South Africa said it was withdrawing its remaining troops from the country.
President Barack Obama authorized about 100 “combat-equipped U.S. forces,” including special operations personnel, to central Africa to help fight against Uganda’s renegade Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony.
The Lord’s Resistance Army led by Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is still kidnapping and abusing children even while security forces have intensified the hunt for him and his fighters, according to the United Nations.
As real-life bad guys go, it doesn’t get much worse than Joseph Kony. He’s the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a cultish militia in central Africa that survives by plundering villages, massacring adults and forcing boys to become soldiers and girls to become sex slaves.