THE US has offered $US5 million ($4.8m) for the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony.
Yesterday’s announcement came as Uganda and Washington said they had been forced to suspend their two-year hunt for Kony in the jungles of the Central African Republic, after rebels seized power in the capital, Bangui, last month.
The LRA, a Ugandan rebel group, has waged a brutal insurgency, accused of mutilations and child abductions for two decades across four countries.
Kony – a self-proclaimed prophet who claims his rebels aim to establish a government based on the Ten Commandments – and other LRA leaders face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
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The Ugandan government said it was halting its leading role in the search for the fugitive militia leader because of hostility towards foreign troops in the republic since the coup. READ MORE