It seems that the Lord’s Resistance Army is really on its way out:
Ongwen, a longtime leader within the Lord’s Resistance Army, surrendered earlier this month to US troops in a remote eastern part of Central African Republic near Uganda.
The rebel group is blamed for slaughtering countless civilians since the 1980s and forcing many others into slave labor. Its leader, Joseph Kony, remains at large.
Ongwen was flown to Bangui, the Central African Republic’s capital, on Friday aboard an American plane under heavy guard by both American and Central African security personnel, said Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Ankunda, the Ugandan army spokesman.
‘‘Our focus now is hunting down the last man standing: Joseph Kony,’’ Ankunda said.
Joseph Kony is the only one still at large of five Lord’s Resistance Army commanders indicted by ICC in 2005.
Three have since died, the Ugandan army said.
One nice thing about this is that it leaves out the claims of the LRA’s leader:
He claims that his Lord’s Resistance Army movement has been fighting to install a government in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 Commandments.
Obviously this isn’t true, it’s all about power.