$5M Reward for Joseph Kony

    A picture taken on November 12, 2006 of then leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony answering journalists' questions at Ri-Kwamba, in Southern Sudan. A former child soldier at the heart of a viral campaign to bring accused Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony to justice said on March 9, 2012 he backed the video and urged people to watch it.  "It's a hard movie," Jacob Acaye told ABC News about the 30-minute video that has garnered nearly 58 million viewers since Monday.    AFP PHOTO/ POOL - STUART PRICE (Photo credit should read STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Joseph Kony in November 2006 in Southern Sudan. (Stuart Price/AFP/Getty)

    The viral video sensation may have died down, but Joseph Kony remains on the loose. The U.S. on Wednesday offered a bounty of up to $5 million for the capture of the African warlord. The announcement came shortly after the U.S. and Uganda were forced to end their two-year search for Kony after rebels gained power in the Central African Republic, where Kony is believed to be hiding. The money comes from the State Department’s newly expanded War Crimes Rewards Program. There are also bounties out for two fellow members of Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen.

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