UN urges new effort to get notorious Kony
26 November 2013, 10:19
New York -
The UN Security Council is urging new efforts to end attacks by the Lord's
Resistance Army, release all people abducted by the brutal African rebel group
and send its notorious leader Joseph Kony to the International Criminal Court
for prosecution for crimes against humanity.
presidential statement approved by the 15-member council on Monday welcomes a
recent program toward ending war crimes in central Africa by the rebel group
and pledges "to maintain the current momentum until a permanent end to the
threat posed by the LRA has been achieved".
council expresses serious concern that the continued instability and increased
security vacuum in the Central African Republic are hampering counter-LRA
operations and contributing to the reinforcement of the LRA in the country,
which is in a state of near-anarchy.