Wed May 17, 2017 8:9AM
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Even a 5 million dollar bounty on Joseph Kony's head and the tag as one of the first people indicted at the ICC for crimes against humanity has not ensured his capture. 

Now the United States of America and its African partners have decided to call off the search for Joseph Kony but where does that leave the tens of thousands of people who have been victims of the LRA and their elusive fugitive leader? What happens to the Africans left behind after the publicity dust has cleared? It's taken scores of US special forces and hundreds of Ugandan troops leading the hunt for Joseph Kony and members of his Lord's Resistance Army.

However, despite an exhaustive search along the borders of the Central African Republic the Democratic Republic of Congo and even South Sudan  the 56-year-old has remained free. Kony and the LRA have been blamed for the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the suffering of millions more. What's behind the decision to call off the search that's been ongoing for nearly a decade and what happens now?