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Vol 52 No 23

Published 18th November 2011


USA joins fight against LRA

In yet another bid to destroy Kony’s militia, President Obama sends in the Special Forces to help local armies

The Lord’s Resistance Army, based in Central African Republic since it was pushed out of Garamba, Congo-Kinshasa, faces a new threat with the arrival of 100 United States Special Forces. They are deploying under the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, passed by the US Congress in 2009. Deep rivalries in the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces have been the main reason for the UPDF’s failure to defeat the LRA since the late 1980s (AC Vol 41 No 9).

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