In a joint press conference, the AU special envoy Francisco Madeira and Abou Moussa, the UN envoy for Central Africa, said that the African Union is determined to end Joseph Kony’s atrocities by boosting the number of troops in the manhunt.
"The main objective this time around is to get him, whether alive or dead," said Madeira, saying that Kony will only survive if he surrenders, as peaceful means to capture him in the past have failed.
Madeira said that the troops to be deployed are well-trained in guerrilla warfare and are prepared for anything.
The United States and the European Union will also provide intelligence to track down Kony. Madeira appealed to development partners and the international community to help with logistics.
Madeira said that if Kony would still like to sign a peace agreement, he can contact the African Union and he would be allowed to do so.