United States offers $5 million for leads on Joseph Kony
April 4 , 2013
The United States has offered up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.
Wednesday’s announcement came as the Ugandan army ceased a search for Kony in the Central African Republic (CAR) due to hostility from its new government.
Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, and his fighters are believed to be in the CAR or neighboring countries.
According to U.S. officials, the reward also stands for information on two other LRA leaders, Okot Odhiambo, and Dominic Ongwen.
Kony is accused of terrorizing northern Uganda for 20 years and is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes. His LRA has also been accused of abducting children to use as fighters and sex slaves.
Kony's profile rose last year after a video about him was posted on YouTube by a California filmmaker. The video has been viewed by tens of millions of people across the globe and was promoted on Twitter with the hashtag #Kony2012.
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