Kony’s LRA ‘has killed over 100,000’


The Lord’s Resistance Army has killed more than 100,000 people during a reign of terror in Central Africa over the past 25 years, U.N. chief Ban Ki Moon said Monday.

The guerrilla group led by Joseph Kony, whose global notoriety grew after the online “Invisible Children” video went viral, is also blamed for the abduction of between 60,000 and 100,000 children and the displacement of 2.5 million people.

Ban said in a report on Central Africa that the office of High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay had researched the death toll as part of a study on the impact of the LRA since 1987, which is due out soon.