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  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

    U.S. sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony

    The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

  • Warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, reportedly "wants to lay down his arms," a spokesman for the Central African Republic government said. (Associated Press)

    Central African Republic negotiating for surrender of warlord Kony

    The Central African Republic says it is negotiating the surrender of warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who is the subject of a U.S.-aided manhunt, but the Obama administration said Thursday it has "little reason to believe" the Ugandan rebel is part of the talks.

  • Terrorists slaughter African elephants, use ivory to finance operations

    A growing number of terrorist groups in Africa are turning to the illegal trade of elephant tusks to finance their operations, cashing in on a massive demand for ivory spurred by a burgeoning, wealthier middle class in Asia.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Adventurer Robert Young Pelton, whose crowd-funding scheme has already drawn criticism from a pair of Africa experts, is the latest to join a line of private individuals and aid groups who are trying to corner Joseph Kony and the members of his Lord's Resistance Army. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File, Pool)

    Canadian will try to find African warlord using crowd-funded former soldiers

    Can you crowd-fund the hunt for a war criminal on the run deep in Africa's jungles? A Canadian adventurer with experiences in Afghanistan and Somalia wants to do just that: raise funds and take a small band of former soldiers to find Joseph Kony.

  • Joseph Kony heads the Lord's Resistance Army, a group which originated in northern Uganda and is notorious for massacring civilians and using child soldiers. (Associated Press)

    U.S., Uganda forces put hunt for Kony on hold

    U.S. special forces and African troops have suspended their hunt for war-crimes suspect Joseph Kony even as the Obama administration announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • **FILE** Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, meets July 31, 2006, with a delegation of 160 officials and lawmakers from northern Uganda and representatives of non-governmental organizations in Congo near the Sudan border. (Associated Press)

    U.S. pauses Kony search in Central African Republic

    U.S. special forces and African troops have suspended their hunt for war-crimes suspect Joseph Kony even as the Obama administration announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Roughly one year after 100 U.S. special forces troops arrived in four Central Africa nations to advise African soldiers in their pursuit, Kony is still on the run and his exact whereabouts unknown. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File-Pool)

    Fugitive African warlord Kony stays a step ahead of pursuers

    The foot soldiers searching the deep jungles on the hunt for African warlord Joseph Kony were convinced they had cornered his deputy as they exchanged gunfire with a band of Lord's Resistance Army rebels.

  • **FILE** Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building in Obo, Central African Republic, used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces, where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). (Associated Press)

    Group: U.S. troops should actively hunt for Kony

    The hunt for the African warlord Joseph Kony is hopeless without more troops, an advocacy group said Friday, urging American forces to "play a more operational role" in the vast Central Africa jungle.

  • U.S. Special Forces have paired with local troops and Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic to help find fugitive Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has been raping, pillaging and plundering villages across the region. (Associated Press)

    Hunt for notorious Ugandan warlord Kony loses momentum

    Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has survived on a steady regimen of rape, murder, pillage and abduction across East and Central Africa, remains a fugitive, as African Union countries struggle to coordinate their forces and amass the political will to bring justice to one of Africa's most infamous warlords.

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    The soldiers who staged a mutiny over the weekend near Madagascar's main airport were paid to take up the revolt, the head of security for the island's capital said Wednesday.

  • Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, said Africa-based terrorist groups are sharing their training, funding and bomb-making materials. They pose a threat to the U.S. and the region, he said. (Associated Press)

    U.S. expanding military aid, intelligence in Africa

    The U.S. is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations to help counter terrorist activities in the region, the top American military commander for Africa said Monday.

  • Rebel army senior man is captured in Uganda

    Ugandan forces captured a senior commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-Central African Republic border, an army official said Sunday, in what an analyst said was an "intelligence coup" for forces hunting for Kony.

  • ** FILE ** Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, meets in July 2006 with a delegation of 160 officials and lawmakers from northern Uganda and representatives of non-governmental organizations in Congo near the Sudan border. (Associated Press)

    Official: Top Kony commander captured

    Ugandan forces have captured a senior commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-Central African Republic border, Ugandan army official said Sunday.

  • Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces in Obo, Central African Republic. Obo was the first place in the Central African Republic that Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked in 2008 and today is one of four forward operating locations where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Kony. (Associated Press)

    Uganda suggests Joseph Kony getting Sudan support

    Ugandan officials are renewing a claim made with some frequency over the years: That rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army are receiving backing from the government of Sudan.

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    Kony hunters must fight crocs, bees

    For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central African warlord and his brutal gang.

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