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30/05/2012

DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture

Towards the end of last week there was heavy bombing in the hills just above Uvira, a small town in the Congo,  just across Lake Tanganyika from us:

These bombings were by the military of the Congo who, with tactical assistance from the U.S. military Special Forces, are  searching out hidden camps and followers of Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army :

The group is led by Joseph Kony, who proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium. Since 1987, Kony is believed to have recruited between 60,000 and 100,000 child soldiers and displaced around 2 million people throughout central Africa.[23] The LRA is one of the foreign organizations designated as terrorist by the United States,[24] and its leadership is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.[7]

Source: Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency:

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