Law­mak­ers push mea­sure con­demn­ing Africa’s Kony

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A bi­par­ti­san group of 34 sen­a­tors in­tro­duced a res­o­lu­tion Wed­nes­day con­demn­ing Joseph Kony and his ruth­less guer­rilla group for a 26-year cam­paign of ter­ror in cen­tral Africa that has been marked by child ab­duc­tions and wide­spread killings.

The mea­sure backs the ef­fort of Uganda, the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, the Cen­tral African Repub­lic and the new­est coun­try, South Su­dan, to stop Kony and his Lord’s Re­sis­tance Army. The leg­is­la­tion also sig­nals sup­port for the U.S. ef­fort to help re­gional forces pur­sue com­man­ders of the mili­tia group. In Oc­to­ber, Pres­i­dent Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops mostly Army Spe­cial Forces to cen­tral Africa as ad­vis­ers to re­gional forces.

De­cry­ing “un­con­scionable crimes against hu­man­ity,” Sen. Christopher A. Coons, Delaware Demo­crat, said Kony “rep­re­sents the worst of mankind, and he and his com­man­ders

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