UN To Discuss New Report Claiming Kony Location

LRA's fugitive leader Joseph Kony
LRA’s fugitive leader Joseph Kony

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss a report that could narrow the hunt for the fugitive rebel leader, Joseph Kony.

In a report to the UN Security Council on the activities of Kony’s LRA last week, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sudan’s government had indicated there were no elements of the group in the disputed Kafia Kingi enclave.

Warlord Joseph Kony and some of his Lord’s Resistance Army commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering Central African Republic and Sudan, the United Nations said.

The head of the Lord’s Resistance Army is wanted for crimes against humanity, including rape and using child soldiers.

An African Union task force with 5,000 soldiers and backed by US special forces and aircraft is currently searching a vast area of central Africa to track Kony down.

Kony has led an elusive, ghostly existence in the dense jungles of the area for years and is often called Africa’s most wanted man.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 65 LRA attacks were reported during the first quarter of 2014 in Central African Republic and Congo, during which 93 people were abducted and two people killed.

Adapted From Agencies

1 thought on “UN To Discuss New Report Claiming Kony Location

  1. Kony should be arrested immediately. Now, boko haram are following his footstep. I wonder whether he is not part of them. I will not be surprised if he is behind the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria because the same act happened in Northern Uganda before, of which he was the leader.

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