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  • A local operator reports security information into the Early Warning Radio Network, which supplies radios to remote jungle villages in Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan so villagers can report attacks by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army. (Invisible Children via Associated Press)

    Radios help U.S. hunt LRA

    In Africa's remotest jungle, where paved roads and telephones don't exist, a U.S. aid group is installing new high-frequency radios to help track the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a brutal militia that 100 U.S. Special Forces troops are helping hunt.


  • In Africa, new radios help fight US-hunted militia

    In Africa's remotest jungle, where paved roads and telephones don't exist, a U.S. aid group is raising radio towers to help fight killers from the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal militia that 100 U.S. special forces troops are now helping hunt.


  • Panel presses for explanation of military mission in Africa

    Obama administration officials faced a sometimes skeptical audience Tuesday as they briefed lawmakers in public for the first time on President Obama's deployment of 100 Special Forces troops to Africa to help track down one of the continent's most notorious warlords.


  • ** FILE ** Joseph Kony, pictured in 2006, leads the Lord's Resistance Army. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool)

    U.S. insists military operation in Africa is limited

    Obama administration officials on Tuesday insisted the U.S. military operation against a ruthless guerrilla group in central Africa is a limited deployment with the specific goal of ending the threat of the Lord's Resistance Army.


  • Joseph Kony is the ruthless leader of the Lord's Resistance Army and the biggest target for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has committed thousands of troops to fight militants from al-Shabab, a group with ties from al Qaeda. (Associated Press)

    Why send U.S. troops to Uganda?

    NAIROBI, KENYA | Why is the U.S. sending its troops to finish off a fractured band of bush fighters in the middle of Africa?


  • Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said, "We shall never have troops coming to fight for us. I cannot accept foreign troops to come and fight for me. We have the capacity to fight our wars." He said U.S. personnel will gather intelligence. (Associated Press)

    African leader: 'Personnel' from U.S. to aid but not fight

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Sunday that U.S. military "personnel" being sent to Uganda to help his country against the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will not participate in actual fighting.


  • **FILE** Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony (left) and a deputy, Vincent Otti, meet with a U.N. official in Ri-Kwangba, Sudan, in 2006.

    U.S. ventures into bloody Africa conflict

    The United States is venturing into one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts, sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities.


  • Briefly

    A coalition of nearly 40 human rights groups this week called on the United States to step up efforts to fight against a brutal Ugandan-led rebel group that has intensified its attacks in central Africa, especially in Congo's volatile northeast.


  • **FILE** Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony (left) and a deputy, Vincent Otti, meet with a U.N. official in Ri-Kwangba, Sudan, in 2006.

    Ugandan rebels said to kill 255 in central Africa

    One of Africa's most vicious rebel groups has killed at least 255 people over the past 18 months in a largely unreported campaign of abductions and massacres in Congo and the Central African Republic, a human rights group said in a report sent to journalists Thursday.


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