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.
Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony held talks with Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia about surrendering after some members of the Ugandan rebel group disarmed, a government spokesman said.
Thousands of Africans, including former child soldiers, affected by the violence of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army urged the country’s lawmakers to debate ways to end his two-decade rebellion.
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.