Deep in the jungle, this small, remote Central African village is farther from the coast than any point on the continent. It's also where three international armies have zeroed in on Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted warlords.
Obo was the first
place in the Central African Republic that Kony's Lord's Resistance Army
attacked in 2008; today, it's one of four forward operating locations
where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan
soldiers to seek out Kony, who is believed likely to be hiding out in
the rugged terrain northwest of the town. For seven years he has been
wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes
against humanity after his forces cut a wide and bloody swath across
several central African nations with rapes, abductions and killings.
of the LRA's success in eluding government forces has been its ability
to slip back and forth over the porous borders of the Central African
Republic, South Sudan and Congo. But since late last year, U.S. forces
have been providing intelligence, looking at patterns of movement, and
setting up better communications to link the countries' forces together
so that they can better track the guerrilla force.