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Lord's Resistance Army

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5741, tabled on 16 March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in bringing Joseph Kony and the leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army to justice.

Answered on

24 March 2015

The UK has consistently promoted a co-ordinated international approach to defeating the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and continues to be active in leading this work in the UN Security Council. The African Union’s Regional Task Force continues to play a key role in tackling the LRA threat on the ground.

The LRA has been weakened, but remains a threat. It numbers approximately 250 fighters who are scattered between the Central African Republic, the Sudans and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A notable recent success was the capture in January of Dominic Ongwen, allegedly a senior commander in the LRA. Mr Ongwen has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.