UN Council calls for new fight against Kony's LRA

The leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels Joseph Kony (in white) addresses his first news conference in 20 years of rebellion in Nabanga, Sudan, August 1, 2006. The UN Security Council expressed concern on Monday that chaos in Central African Republic could disrupt the hunt for wanted war criminal Joseph Kony. PHOTO | REUTERS

What you need to know:

  • Kony's Lord Resistance Army (LRA) is reported to have moved into Central African Republic even as its president says the rebels want to surrender
  • A Ugandan-led African force is chasing Kony in Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. But Kony, who is blamed for 100,000 deaths in a two-decade rampage through the region, has moved into new areas, according to UN officials
  • The Central African Republic presidency said last week that it has attempted to negotiate the surrender of the rebels

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