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October 15, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
President Obama is sending about 100 special forces troops to central Africa to help target the leadership of the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious militia that has been raping and pillaging in the remote jungles of northern Uganda and neighboring countries for more than two decades. The first team of armed advisors arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. Over the next month, the remaining U.S. troops, most of them Army Green Berets, will be sent to Uganda and surrounding countries, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Congo.
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March 8, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
Even after decades of well-documented murder and plunder, even after the International Criminal Court indicted him and a U.S. president dispatched a special forces team to help catch him, African warlord Joseph Kony remained largely obscure to the West. That changed with startling swiftness this week, with the viral proliferation of a smoothly produced 29-minute video, "Kony 2012," that calculatedly taps the power of social media in an effort to make the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army a figure of global infamy.
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WORLD
March 8, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
Even after decades of well-documented murder and plunder, even after the International Criminal Court indicted him and a U.S. president dispatched a special forces team to help catch him, African warlord Joseph Kony remained largely obscure to the West. That changed with startling swiftness this week, with the viral proliferation of a smoothly produced 29-minute video, "Kony 2012," that calculatedly taps the power of social media in an effort to make the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army a figure of global infamy.
WORLD
October 15, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
President Obama is sending about 100 special forces troops to central Africa to help target the leadership of the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious militia that has been raping and pillaging in the remote jungles of northern Uganda and neighboring countries for more than two decades. The first team of armed advisors arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. Over the next month, the remaining U.S. troops, most of them Army Green Berets, will be sent to Uganda and surrounding countries, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Congo.
WORLD
August 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army declared a cease-fire and called on the government to lay down its arms ahead of peace talks scheduled to resume in Sudan next week. A spokesman contacted by satellite telephone at the rebels' camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the cessation of hostilities was issued by the rebels' deputy commander, Vincent Otti, on behalf of LRA leader Joseph Kony.
WORLD
September 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An army spokesman said Ugandan forces have rescued 100 kidnapped children and young adults during an operation against a brutal rebel group in neighboring Central African Republic. Lt. Col. Felix Kulaigye said Ugandan forces also captured a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army. Kulaigye said troops had killed four of the group's junior commanders since entering the country two weeks ago. The rebels originated in northern Uganda and have fought the government for 20 years.
NEWS
February 22, 1998 | HENRY WASSWA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Grace Aleng gave birth on the open ground to a girl fathered by one of her rebel abductors. Then she was forced to rejoin the terror campaign being waged by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda. "I picked up a gun and strapped the baby on my back," the emaciated 18-year-old recalled while nursing her scrawny baby. "But we were defeated by government forces, and I found a way to escape."
NEWS
April 1, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brig. Gen. Chefe Ali, army commander of the north, held his gleaming cavalry sword high as he mounted his steed--in this case, the back of a bicycle pedaled by an aide--and charged off into the bush here last week to inspect the depredations of Africa's latest nightmare. For two hours, terrified villagers told Ali of atrocities and attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army, a fanatic Christian fundamentalist cult led by a self-proclaimed prophet with a murderous manner.
OPINION
June 7, 2005
Re "A Land of Grief," June 5: As horrific as the photo article by Francine Orr was, it is equally disconcerting how little attention is being given to the suffering of these innocent children and civilians by the world governmental bodies. The notion that another Rwanda, Sudan or Cambodia is about to pass without meaningful intervention by the U.N. is a reflection of the ability of most nations to ignore such suffering unless it is at their respective front doors, as well as the U.N.'s political selectiveness.
WORLD
August 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A cease-fire went into effect Tuesday between Uganda's government and a rebel movement that terrorized the nation for nearly two decades. The truce signed Saturday is aimed at ending the war between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for cutting off the tongues and lips of civilians, enslaving thousands of children and driving about 2 million people from their homes. "From today, troops can only shoot in defense of civilians," Army Maj. Felix Kulaije said.
WORLD
September 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An army spokesman said Ugandan forces have rescued 100 kidnapped children and young adults during an operation against a brutal rebel group in neighboring Central African Republic. Lt. Col. Felix Kulaigye said Ugandan forces also captured a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army. Kulaigye said troops had killed four of the group's junior commanders since entering the country two weeks ago. The rebels originated in northern Uganda and have fought the government for 20 years.
WORLD
January 25, 2009 | Edmund Sanders
It took 12 years for Ojwang Santino to feel safe enough to begin rebuilding his home. Each morning before the sun gets too hot, he makes the trek to his ancestral land to smooth new mud walls and work on the thatched roof. But now he doesn't know whether he'll have the courage to move in. He's afraid the Lord's Resistance Army will come back. Santino, a father and grandfather, is one of the 1.
WORLD
December 16, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three African armies have launched an offensive against Ugandan rebels based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda, southern Sudan and Congo wiped out the main camp in Congo used by the elusive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, said a spokesman for Congo's army. There was no immediate word on casualties. It was unclear whether Kony was there. The rebels, who have been fighting for 20 years, are notorious for kidnapping children and using them as soldiers.
WORLD
August 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A cease-fire went into effect Tuesday between Uganda's government and a rebel movement that terrorized the nation for nearly two decades. The truce signed Saturday is aimed at ending the war between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for cutting off the tongues and lips of civilians, enslaving thousands of children and driving about 2 million people from their homes. "From today, troops can only shoot in defense of civilians," Army Maj. Felix Kulaije said.
WORLD
August 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army declared a cease-fire and called on the government to lay down its arms ahead of peace talks scheduled to resume in Sudan next week. A spokesman contacted by satellite telephone at the rebels' camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the cessation of hostilities was issued by the rebels' deputy commander, Vincent Otti, on behalf of LRA leader Joseph Kony.
WORLD
June 9, 2006 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The regional government in southern Sudan will soon hold peace talks with the Lord's Resistance Army to stop the Ugandan rebel group's cross-border abductions and plundering, the area's president, Salva Kiir, said Thursday. The talks will eventually include the Ugandan government in an effort to end the 20-year conflict there, which has swept thousands of children into forced fighting and sexual slavery.
WORLD
October 10, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Olanya Kasimiro thought he would never escape the Lord's Resistance Army when the rebels kidnapped him as a young boy in 1997 and forced him to join their cult-like movement. Three months ago, however, Kasimiro simply walked away from his rebel camp. The 18-year-old former fighter said the militia he left behind was running short on bullets, lacking medicine to treat the sick and scrambling to dig up emergency weapons caches buried around northern Uganda. "They are much weaker," he said.
WORLD
June 5, 2005
A LAND OF GRIEF Fanatical rebels have terrorized northern Uganda for years, enslaving and torturing those who seek safety in squalid camps and at town facilities A rebel group calling itself the Lord's Resistance Army says it wants to rule the East African nation of Uganda according to the Ten Commandments. But it thrives on abducting children to serve as soldiers and sex slaves, and mutilates civilians. The group's conflict with government forces has received relatively little international attention even though an estimated 30,000 children have been kidnapped and as many as 1.6 million civilians have been displaced.
WORLD
October 10, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Olanya Kasimiro thought he would never escape the Lord's Resistance Army when the rebels kidnapped him as a young boy in 1997 and forced him to join their cult-like movement. Three months ago, however, Kasimiro simply walked away from his rebel camp. The 18-year-old former fighter said the militia he left behind was running short on bullets, lacking medicine to treat the sick and scrambling to dig up emergency weapons caches buried around northern Uganda. "They are much weaker," he said.
OPINION
June 7, 2005
Re "A Land of Grief," June 5: As horrific as the photo article by Francine Orr was, it is equally disconcerting how little attention is being given to the suffering of these innocent children and civilians by the world governmental bodies. The notion that another Rwanda, Sudan or Cambodia is about to pass without meaningful intervention by the U.N. is a reflection of the ability of most nations to ignore such suffering unless it is at their respective front doors, as well as the U.N.'s political selectiveness.
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