Lord's Resistance Army News
Ugandan Rebel Charged With 70 Counts, Including Murder, Rape
An alleged senior commander in the brutal militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, forced marriages and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda
Pope Francis Greeting by Cheering Crowd of 150,000 in Uganda
An exuberant crowd of young people, 150,000 strong, welcomed Pope Francis today in Kampala, Uganda. They sang. They danced, some wearing colorful grass skirts, others sporting feathered headdresses. And they smiled. Their message to him: that Catholicism is more than a Sunday ritual to them. It is
Pope Francis Arrives for First-Ever Trip to Africa
As Pope Francis arrives in Africa, shortly after a rash of terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris and Bamako, there is huge concern for his safety. So, what is His Holiness worried about? “I’m scared of the mosquitoes,” he told reporters traveling with him on the papal plane, cracking a big smile.
In Kony Hunt, US Courts Defectors With Pop Music
Three and a half years after President Barack Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony – so far unsuccessfully – the broader U.S.-supported international anti- LRA team has resorted to using a truly unstoppable force against the
Chelsea Clinton Fears Her Baby Could Live on a 'Planet Without Elephants'
If there is one thing Chelsea Clinton is most worried about, it may be that her soon-to-be child will grow up in a world without elephants. Standing alongside her mother, Hillary Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative this afternoon, the very-pregnant former first daughter warned...
U.S. Sends Drone, 80 Troops to Chad for Missing Schoolgirls Search
The United States is sending 80 military personnel and at least one unarmed Predator reconnaissance aircraft to Chad as part of a growing effort to find the more than 275 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists a month ago. The unmanned reconnaissance aircraft will join...
Warlord Joseph Kony May Be Willing to Surrender
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Ugandan warlord and international fugitive Joseph Kony may be willing to surrender, a government source tells the BBC. A government official says Kony has been located in the Central African Republic, which is now negotiating his surrender. For two decades...
President Obama Address United Nations General Assembly
US president uses speech as opportunity to condemn Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Cracks In The Conservative Armor (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: THE CABINET SHUFFLE: As President Obama prepares for his second term, preparations have begun for the traditional shuffling of the Cabinet, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports. Top priority for the president: Choosing successors for
Ben Affleck: U.S. Can Do 'Huge Amount' to Help Resolve Conflict in Congo
Actor Ben Affleck — founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative – told me this morning on “This Week” that the United States can do “a huge amount” to help resolve the violent conflict in war-torn Congo that flared up as rebels seized control of the eastern city of...