Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army

Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army

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The fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony has handed over command of his group to one of his sons, a Ugandan military official said on Tuesday, an elevation that further marginalizes senior commanders who may threaten Kony's fading authority.

Salim Saleh was born in the 1990s, has spent all his life in the bush, and is said to be as ruthless as Kony.

Ugandan military spokesman Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Saleh is "as hard as his father, radical like his father."

"It appears that the son has now taken over completely," Ankunda said, noting that Kony increasingly has to rely on his sons to stay fully in charge of a group in decline. (AP)

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