Anyone seen Joseph Kony lately?
Comedian and author Jane Bussmann may want to get back to the 'Pearl of Africa' sometime soon.
A US congressman has introduced a law which potentially rewards whoever arrests Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony.
Californian politician Edward Royce, chair of the foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation, and trade, introduced the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, Uganda's New Vision newspaper reported.
The law aims to update the State Department’s already existing Rewards Program, introduced in 1984 to offer rewards for information related to terrorists, narcotics traffickers and specific international war criminals.
It proposes to include those involved in transnational organised crime and others wanted for the most serious human rights abuses and allow the use of the Rewards Program to target those indicted by international, hybrid or mixed tribunals for genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity.
Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In her book The Worst Date Ever, Bussmann travels to Uganda after she takes a fancy to John Prendergast, a US conflict negotiator who specialises in African affairs and is seeking to end the conflict in Uganda.