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US Embassy in Sudan offers millions for Joseph Kony leads

The US declared via its embassy in Khartoum’s Facebook page stated that it is offering $5 million for “any information that would help arrest Joseph Kony”.

AlTaghyeer: Agencies

The United States Embassy in Khartoum has announced a $5 million reward for information on the leader of the Ugandan Lord’s Army, Joseph Kony.

Kony, 61, is the current leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a guerrilla group previously operating in Uganda.

Last May, the International Criminal Court sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a rebel leader and one of the leaders of the “Lord’s Army” in Uganda, to 25 years in prison, for “crimes against humanity and war crimes”.

In February, the court found 46 year old Ongwen guilty of 61 crimes, including murder, rape, and torture.

The guerrilla group has 4 leaders, “Joseph Kony”, “Vincent Otti”, “Okot Odhiambo” and “Ongwen”, all of whom were indicted by the court more than a decade ago.

Of the four, only Ongwen and Kony remain, with the latter still free.

Unconfirmed media reports claim that Kony may have died in the Central African Republic, without no given date of death.

The Lord’s Army terrorized several communities in northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.

The organization also ravaged through northern Uganda for two decades, killing thousands, raping women, kidnapping children, and displacing thousands.

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