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Coup Thwarts Search for Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

FILE - In this July 31, 2006 file photo, members of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are seen as their leader Joseph Kony meets with a delegation of Ugandan officials and lawmakers and representatives from non-governmental organizations, in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the Sudanese border. The LRA Crisis Tracker group which tracks the Joseph Kony-led LRA said in a report released Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 that the LRA killed 51 civilians across Central Africa in 2012, a huge drop in the number killed from two years previous. (AP Photo, File)
FILE – In this July 31, 2006 file photo, members of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are seen as their leader Joseph Kony meets with a delegation of Ugandan officials and lawmakers and representatives from non-governmental organizations, in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the Sudanese border. The LRA Crisis Tracker group which tracks the Joseph Kony-led LRA said in a report released Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 that the LRA killed 51 civilians across Central Africa in 2012, a huge drop in the number killed from two years previous. (AP Photo, File)

[Los Angeles Times]

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Uganda‘s military has suspended its hunt for notorious warlord Joseph Kony after rebels toppled the president of the Central African Republic last month.

Kony, indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity, is believed to be hiding in the eastern Central African Republic with his Lord’s Resistance Army of several hundred fighters.

A spokesman for the Ugandan military, Felix Kulayigye, told journalists Wednesday that Seleka, the rebel alliance that ousted Central African Republic President Francois Bozize, isn’t willing to cooperate with the Kony hunt, so the operation had been suspended.

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