Lawmakers push measure condemning Africa’s Kony
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