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Uganda may pardon Joseph Kony associate, official says

Uganda may give amnesty to a top Joseph Kony associate arrested last week, a government official said, in an arrangement that would disappoint activists who want Caesar Acellam tried for Lord's Resistance Army atrocities.Defense Minister Crispus Kiyonga said late Monday the circumstances of Acellam's arrest -- whether he was captured or gave himself up -- would be crucial to a possible decision to pardon the most powerful LRA commander to have left the bush."First, we are waiting for him to be brought back to Uganda to get clarity on the circumstances under which he was captured," Kiyonga said. "Let's wait. We assess each (amnesty) case on its merit. We are waiting for him to arrive and then we will take a cool-headed decision."Acellam is being held in Nzara, a village in South Sudan that is the administrative hub of Uganda's anti-Kony operation. The Ugandans are being advised by U.S. Special Forces sent last year by President Barack Obama to help regional governments eliminate LRA lea...

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    A Ugandan official says a top Joseph Kony associate recently captured in the jungle will be "investigated" and may be put on trial if there is sufficient evidence ag...

  2. Hunt for Joseph Kony lacks troops, equipment

    The head of a planned African Union force to hunt warlord Joseph Kony said on Wednesday that he can't start his task because he doesn't have troops, equipment or the...

  3. U.S. troops increasing efforts to help capture African warlord Joseph Kony

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  4. African Union envoy: Reports indicate LRA leader Joseph Kony is seriously ill

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    A Republican congressman has retracted a statement claiming that Congress' budget agreement gives money to African warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.Congr...

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    A U.S. official says the United States is looking for ways to ensure the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony in Central African Republic continues despite a change in leade...

  8. Report: Fugitive warlord Joseph Kony benefits from instability in Central African Republic

    A new report says the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony may be getting a "lifeline" from chaos in Central African Republic, where sectarian violence has displaced...

  9. Report: Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony poaching Congo's elephants to support his group

    Several watchdog groups say in a new report that members of a militia run by the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony are killing elephants across central Africa and...

  10. African Union troops suspend hunt for warlord Joseph Kony in Central African Republic

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  11. Official: Top Joseph Kony commander captured

    A Ugandan army official says Ugandan forces have captured a senior commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-C...

  12. Joseph Kony's rebel group LRA killed far fewer civilians in 2012, group finds

    A group that tracks the Josephy Kony-led Lord's Resistance Army says the group killed 51 civilians across Central Africa in 2012, a huge drop in the number killed fr...

  1. Congo sends 500 soldiers to join Uganda -led hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony

    The African Union says Congo has sent 500 troops to join a Uganda-led military effort to hunt down Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of the Lord's Resistance Army rebel...

  2. Official: Uganda may pardon Joseph Kony associate

    Uganda may give amnesty to a top Joseph Kony associate arrested last week, a government official said, in an arrangement that would disappoint activists who want Cae...

  3. Uganda suggests Joseph Kony getting Sudan support

    Ugandan officials are renewing a claim made with some frequency over the years: That rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army are receiving backing fr...

  4. Joseph Kony commander to be investigated, Uganda official says

    Ugandan official says a top Joseph Kony associate recently captured in the jungle will be "investigated" and may be put on trial if there is sufficient evidence agai...

  5. Uganda : Wanted LRA commander who was deputy of warlord Joseph Kony believed killed last year

    Uganda's military says it believes a senior rebel commander with the infamous Lord's Resistance Army was killed last year in Central African Republic following an at...

  6. Group: Sudan army offering safe haven to the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony

    A report by a watchdog group says the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony recently found safe haven in territory controlled by Sudan and that Kony benefits from Sud...

  7. Expert: Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony under pressure to free women, become more mobile

    The fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is jettisoning women and children in a possible desperate bid to keep his weakened group lean and mobile, an expert said Fri...

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