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Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks

VOA News - May 3, 2014

John Kerry (R) with Raymond Tshibanda in KinshasaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with President Joseph Kabila. The two leaders are expected to discuss recent security gains against rebel groups in eastern Congo.
U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Joseph KonyThe United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony target of viral campaign video

BBC News - March 7, 2012

Joseph KonyA campaign by US activists to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has gone viral on the web. Invisible Children's half-hour film on the use of child soldiers by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has been viewed nearly 10 million times on YouTube. Critics, however, have questioned the methods of the non-profit group.
UN, AU vow to eradicate Ugandan rebel group LRA in 2012

Xinhua - January 5, 2012

Joseph KonyA joint mission of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations has ended its visit to the Central African Republic, vowing "to act and ensure the eradication of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)." The "urgent need to finish LRA" was voiced by the head of the UN Regional Bureau for Central Africa (UNOCA), Abou Moussa, and the AU special envoy on the issue of LRA, Francisco Madeira.
Obama Sends Troops to Help Fight the LRA

The White House | Office of the Press Secretary - October 14, 2011

President Barack Obama presents White House Military Aide LTC Barrett Bernard with the Defense Superior Service Medal during a departure ceremony in the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2011."I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield. I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa," President Barack Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Friday.
President Jacob Zuma ends working visit to the DRC

thepresidency.gov.za - June 21, 2011

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo with President Jacob Zuma of South AfricaSouth Africa and the DRC signed in 2004 the General Cooperation Agreement that actively promotes political, economic and social cooperation between the two countries and the agreement has over the years enabled the countries to sign several sectoral agreements and memoranda of understanding, including the Agreement on Cooperation in the Water Sector that was signed today.
UN Security Council holds small arms flow to Central Africa under microscope

Xinhua - March 20, 2010

Kinshasa - gunsAs the most profitable market for arms smugglers, it comes as no surprise that Africa suffers the largest number of causalities from conflict, the United Nations chief of drugs and crime told the Security Council on Friday.
Reports That LRA's Kony is Hiding in Darfur Alarm South Sudan

VOA News - March 19, 2010

Joseph KonyFollowing reports that the leader of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels may be hiding in a Khartoum-controlled region of Darfur in Sudan, a researcher for the Washington-based Enough Project says it is still not clear where he is.  There is concern that LRA forces are preparing to launch attacks in South Sudan during next month's national elections.
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Sherrod Brown to Travel to Africa

durbin.senate.gov - February 13, 2010

Dick DurbinAssistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will travel to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Sudan this week to examine US foreign assistance programs in the region.







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