KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A report by a watchdog group says the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony recently found safe haven in territory controlled by Sudan and that Kony benefits from Sudanese military support.
The group Resolve said Kony recently directed killings from a location controlled by the Sudanese military. Until early this year, according to the report, Kony and some of his commanders were operating in Kafia Kingi, a disputed area along the Sudan-South Sudan border.
Ugandan army spokesman Col. Felix Kulayigye said the report supports Uganda's conviction that Sudan supports Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. Sudan has consistently denied the accusation.
African Union troops tasked with catching Kony don't have access to Kafia Kingi, and watchdog groups say the availability of safe haven for Kony threatens progress made against the LRA.