U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in central Africa and is talking Kony.
A key State Department official said the trip would be used to encourage President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni to continue the efforts to hunt down the top command of the LRA, said an article published on Thursday. Just what we hoped for.
“We have worked very closely with Uganda in our efforts to track down, to find and to take Joseph Kony and the LRA,” the State Department official said, calling Uganda “one of our most important security partners in the region for the last five years”.
In the effort to see an end to LRA violence, Clinton commented that more is needed.
“We have to put our heads together to find out what additional equipment and support you need to lead this effort to rid the world of this terrible man and his criminal behavior,” Clinton was quoted as saying Friday by the Associated Press while visiting a Ugandan military base.
The Secretary of State also said she hoped to use drones, un-maned aircraft capable of gathering intelligence on the ground.
The Washington Post wrote ”Clinton made the remark in Uganda as she watched a small U.S.-made drone that the Ugandan military uses in Somalia to fight al-Qaida-linked militants.”
Uganda is not the only stop on Clinton’s trip, which includes meeting with several other nations, such as Sudan and South Sudan.
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