AU forces start hunt for Joseph Kony
19 September 2012, 08:17
Kampala - A military official says Ugandan troops tracking infamous
rebel leader Joseph Kony have handed over command of the operation to
African Union troops from Uganda, South Sudan and the Central African
The ceremony took place on Tuesday in the South Sudanese
town of Nzara, said Ugandan Major Alex Ahabyona, an intelligence
officer for the Kony operation.
The AU force, which was announced
early this year, had failed to start earlier because of lack of
equipment and troops. It remains unclear how many of the proposed 5 000
troops have been amassed, although the handover ceremony suggests they
have enough to start with. The force will be led by Ugandan Colonel Dick
Some 100 US troops are helping regional governments to eliminate Kony and his murderous Lord's Resistance Army.