As Uganda Withdraws From AU Mission, Is Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army Finished?

Ugandan troops hunting down the Lord's Resistance Army patrol the town of Zemio, Central African Republic, June 25, 2014 (AP photo by Rodnet Muhumuza).
Ugandan troops hunting down the Lord's Resistance Army patrol the town of Zemio, Central African Republic, June 25, 2014 (AP photo by Rodnet Muhumuza).
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Uganda is pulling out of the hunt for Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), taking with it the best hopes of eliminating the militia once regarded as one of the world’s most brutal. The withdrawal of the roughly 2,500 Ugandan troops from an African Union military mission, which is set to be completed by the end of the year, comes with a recognition of the LRA’s diminished stature after years of being on the run in Central Africa. But the move has also raised fears that the group could rebuild some of its strength and take advantage of […]

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