May 14th, 2012
12:08 AM ET

Uganda displays captive Kony lieutenant

Uganda says it has captured a top commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, the guerrilla movement notorious for its attacks on civilians and use of child soldiers.

Ugandan commanders displayed Caesar Achellam to reporters after his capture in what they said was a weekend raid in the Central African Republic. The CAR is one of several African Union countries that has committed troops to hunt down LRA chieftain Joseph Kony, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

"This is a big fish," said Col. Felix Kulayigye, a Ugandan military spokesman. "For Caesar to be in our hands it is a big statement, as far as our efforts to end this rebellion."

Achellam told reporters he hoped his capture would lead "my people remaining in the brush" to give up, "so that sooner maybe the war would come to an end."

Kony led a failed uprising against the government of Uganda and was pushed out of Uganda in 2006. He has been moving around other countries in the region ever since.

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  1. Philip

    Is that really you Cesar? If so, 🙂 Good to see you. It's been a while.

    May 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Pete? Have you ever read Orwell's "animal Farm"? Allow me to demonstrate Animal Farm 2: The Pigs Unite...
    As a Rhodes Scholar, Bill Clinton was recruited by CIA director George HW Bush, when young William was 19. (read "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" to learn what Bill was taught) Clinton brokered deals whereby Ja pan would stop purchasing OPEC oil from Iraq, and begin purchasing non-OPEC regulated oil from Kuwait at unlimited supply and lower prices. Ja pan then began exporting automobiles made with cheap oil and non-union labor, literally bancrupting Chrysler and pounding Ford and GM.
    Later, after the Clintons had robbed Arkansas to where Ark. citizens were the poorest ever and wouldn't reelect Clinton, Bill went back to work for the Bush-Zapata oil corporation, developers of Kuwaits oilfields. But not before helping Ronnie Raygun ship illegal weapons out of Mena Ark. airport and trading them for hostages. (Iran-contra/Ollie North) Goto and read about the two...(cont)

    May 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    😉 Guess CNN don't want to hear of United Pigs. (having trouble finishing my story) Odd, because CNN had a round-table discussion on your nationwide obesity epidemic this morning. (you know...the one that's spread to our kids) CNN: 68% of us are overweight/obese because of "junk food" they say. It wouldn't have anything to do with pharmaceuticals labeled:CAUTION: *may cause weight gain*:, would it?

    May 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    "The Lords' resistance army".
    Resistance to the lord, is more like it!
    This merciless leader has turned boys and girlrs into ruthless killers who no longer feel.
    He claims to want Uganda run as a stated based on the ten commandments, yet he seems to have broken everyone of them.
    The article I read has him as a "self-styled mystic, demonically inspired medium" whos' rag tag group of child soldiers believe in their leaders powers; no doubt thru a kill or be killed brainwashing method.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
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