One of the world's most wanted men: Ugandan LRA terrorist group chief Joseph Kony flees Southern Sudan into DR Congo - UN calls NGOs into Kony hunt
Today, UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) reports that Kony has fled his hideout in southern Sudan and crossed the White Nile heading to the DR Congo.
Associated Press report says Kony crossed into lawless northeastern Congo on Sunday afternoon - and may be heading to Central Africa - and that he passed through Congo's Garamba National Park.
Also today 6 Febuary 2006, All Africa says the UN Security Council is soliciting NGOs working in northern Uganda to help in the hunt for Kony.
Photo: Joseph Kony, leader of LRA. The US government sees LRA a terrorist group. Click on image for report on LRA attack on a civilian truck at Teretenye village near Ikotos in southern Sudan, an indication that the rebels want to destabilise the peace in southern Sudan. The LRA use child soldiers and have caused unbelievable misery for millions of people in Northern Uganda, DR Congo and Southern Sudan. Read 6 Feb 2006 Shocking Ordeal of Child Soldiers.
Note, the US government views the LRA as a terrorist organisation.
For information on the LRA glance through archived posts at Uganda Watch and Congo Watch, some listed here below.
Photo: Gulu victim. The LRA use torture to instil fear. Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has become synonymous with torture, abductions and killings. Click into image for further details. (BBC Sudan Watch archive)
July 31, 2005 Garang warns Kony
Sep 24, 2005 Ugandan LRA rebel chief 'in DR Congo'
Sep 24, 2005 Who are the LRA? Q&A: Uganda's northern rebellion
Oct 2, 2005 Uganda's LRA attempting to close road between Juba and Yei?
Oct 3, 2005 ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Joseph Kony
Oct 4, 2005 UN mission in DR Congo has said it intends to use all means necessary to drive out the LRA
Oct 4, 2005 UN airlifts Congo troops to deal with Uganda's LRA rebels
Oct 8, 2005 Uganda rebel leaders named by ICC as world's most wanted men
Jan 16, 2006 by David Blair: Joseph Kony: A monster at large
Jan 29, 2006 UN urged by Uganda to rout out LRA from Sudan, DRC
More on Joseph Kony's LRA in archives at Uganda Watch and Congo Watch (see sidebar here).
LRA murdered UN peacekeepers in E Congo
Photo: Workers in Uganda offload caskets holding bodies of eight Guatemalan UN peacekeepers murdered in East Congo by Vincent Otti's group on January 23, 2006. Otti is Kony's deputy.
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