Uganda Says Kony Still Supported by Sudan

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Options12, Apr 30, 2012.

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    Both Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and Joseph Kony, newly famous after a controversial social media campaign, are wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

    Khartoum's critics in the region have repeatedly claimed that Mr al-Bashir is backing the LRA as a means of destabilising South Sudan.

    The latest accusations come as the two Sudans stand on the brink of a return to full-scale war and Uganda has publicly warned the north that it will militarily back South Sudan in the event of a wider conflict.

    "Kony has always been a pawn in the Khartoum chess game over South Sudan," said Ugandan army spokesman Colonel Felix Kulayigye. "They have used him before and they hope to use him again to destabilise South Sudan."