Uganda Has Suspended the Search for Joseph Kony

Officials in Uganda have suspended the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, while the coalition of troops searching for him face increasing hostility from a separate group of rebels in Central African Republic. Ugandan troops make up 3,000 of the 5,000-soldier unit that has been tasked with finding Kony. The 100 members of the U.S. special forces, aiding Uganda in intelligence and logistical support, have also suspended operations in the hunt for the warlord. According to Reuters, it is unclear if the troops from other nations are also suspending their search as well. The Ugandan troops were diverted into defensive positions after a group of rebels in Central African Republic sparked unrest in the region by overthrowing the country’s sitting president last month.

The horrific practices of Joseph Kony, who is accused of abducting children and forcing them to fight in his “Lord’s Resistance Army”, rose to mainstream awareness following the “Kony 2012” viral video campaign by the organization Invisible Children …

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