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AFRICOM Related News Clips 15 May 2012

AFRICOM Related News Clips 15 May 2012

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office15 May 2012
USAFRICOM - related news stories
Good morning. Please see below news review for May 15, 2012.Of interest in today's clips:---US Welcomes Arrest of Senior LRA Member-- Could LRA commander's capture help net Joseph Kony?-- African Initiative Keeps Lord's Resistance Army on the Run (Video)-- Puntland Gov't Says Draft Constitution 'Unrealistic and Unsuitable'U.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to:publicaffairs@usafricom.mil DSN (314) 421-2687 or commercial +49-(0)711-729-2687
Headline Date OutletUS WelcomesArrest ofSenior LRAMember05/15/2012
WASHINGTON -- The White House Monday welcomed the capture by Ugandan forces of a topmember of the Lord's Resistance Army which raised hopes the net could be tightening aroundthe group's leader Joseph Kony.
As the Ugandan Army told it, the end of the hunt for at least one senior Lord's Resistance Army(LRA) commander was as it often is: ignominious and unexpected.
U.N. News
The United Nations-backed military initiative launched recently by the African Union against theterror group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has kept its members constantly onthe move and unable to settle down in any one place for long, accordi...
GAROWE, Somalia -- After reviewing the Somalia draft constitution, the Puntland governmentsays the proposed constitution violates the principles of federalism, Radio Garowe reports.
At least three people were killed and two others injured in hand grenade attacks at a basecontrolling by Somalia government forces in Mogadishu, witnesses said on Sunday.
CAIRO - Egypt is destined for up to eight years of friction between reformists and the powerfulmilitary seeking to safeguard its interests after handing power to a civilian president, a seniormember of the Muslim Brotherhood said on Sunday.
NATO must account for the killing of dozens of civilians during its 2011 air campaign whichhelped topple Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Fighting between the national army and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo isthreatening mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species, the Virunga National Park said
U.S. NavalForcesEurope-Africa/U.S.6th Fleet
SOUDA BAY, Crete, May 14, 2012 -- Maritime forces participated in a multinational maritimeinterdiction operation (MIO) training exercise at the NATO Maritime Interdiction OperationCenter in Souda Bay, Greece, as part of exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE1...
U.S. AfricaCommand
STUTTGART, Germany, May 14, 2012 -- Eight African military officers who are students at theGeorge C. Marshall Center visited U.S. Africa Command May 11, 2012, to learn more aboutAFRICOM's mission and objectives.
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BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 14, 2012 -- A two-man traveling contact team visited the DefenseInstitute for Superior Army Training in Bujumbura, Burundi in May 2012 to work with 16Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) chaplains and psychologists with a focus o...
-- Ban praises Algerian elections and greater representation of women-- Security Council strongly condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in DR Congo
-- UN humanitarian official praises Ethiopia's efforts on food security amid drought
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The White House Monday welcomed thecapture by Ugandan forces of a top member of the Lord's Resistance Armywhich raised hopes the net could be tightening around the group's leaderJoseph Kony.Caesar Acellam, considered the LRA's fourth-highest ranking member, wasarrested by Ugandan forces in Central African Republic and was flownSunday to the South Sudanese headquarters of the regional armies huntingthe LRA."The United States congratulates the government of Uganda on the captureof one of the senior commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) by theUgandan military," said White House spokesman Jay Carney."The capture... (of Acellam) is a testament to the resolve of Uganda and itsmilitary forces to work with regional forces to end the threat posed by theLRA."The Ugandan army is leading a US-backed African Union force tasked withcapturing the LRA's leaders, several of whom are wanted for war crimes bythe International Criminal Court in The Hague.Kony started his rebellion in northern Uganda more than two decades ago,but has since been chased to the jungles of neighboring central Africanstates.The LRA has since been wrecking havoc in the Central African Republic,South Sudan, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Kony is wanted by the ICC for rape, mutilation and murder of civilians, as well

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