United States Steps Up Efforts to Find Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony


The United States is stepping up efforts to find fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, doubling the number of airmen and special ops troops.

“The timing is right,” Kasper Agger, an Africa researcher with the Enough Project, said. The organization works to end crimes against humanity.

He said the deployment of the vertical-takeoff Ospreys “could be the decisive game changer in the mission to end the Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA],” the Associated Press reported.

Military forces have been searching for Kony in the remote part of Central Africa. Kony is the fugitive leader of the LRA, a group known for brutal rapes and murders in the region, as well as their use of child soldiers.

Kony and the group gained attention after a video “Kony 2012” went viral. It highlighted atrocities committed by LRA.

The video has nearly 100 million YouTube views.

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