5 April 2013

Uganda: 'Continue Kony Hunt - Invisible Children

Invisible Children has joined other NGOs in urging the African Union, United States and Uganda to continue the hunt for the LRA leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic. This follows the suspension of the hunt for LRA leaders after a recent coup d'etat in CAR. Coup leaders asked all foreign forces to leave the country.

The NGOs want all the partners to uphold their commitment to end the LRA conflict. Addressing a press conference in Kampala yesterday, Patrick Munduga (pictured), the Invisible Children's regional technical advisor, said their campaign was targeting key decision makers including US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry is remembered for saying, when he was chairman of the senate Foreign Relations Committee: "I believe we can stop Joseph Kony if we focus on it intently, and we in the foreign relations committee are increasingly going to push our own government into recognising that."

The US on Wednesday announced a $5m reward for the capture of Kony and two of his commanders. Munduga urged all people in the country to send tweets to the AU and John Kerry, reminding them of their commitments. He also asked the public to visit their website, www.invisiblechildren.com for directions on how to send the messages.

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