Due to this military pressure, all the LRA top leaders are now on the run, as the RTF troops robustly pursue them. Consequently, attacks and abductions by LRA have significantly reduced, while the safety and security of civilians, as well as the overall humanitarian situation, have improved. At the same time, the AU continues its diplomatic efforts to further galvanize international support for the RCI-LRA, strengthen regional cooperation, and improve cross-border coordination.
The RTF is the military component of the AU-led RCI-LRA. The RCI-LRA was authorized by the AU Peace and Security Council, on 22 November 2011, to strengthen the operational capabilities of the affected states to eliminate the LRA, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected areas, and create conditions conducive for the stabilization of the affected areas. The PSC has also declared LRA a terrorist group.
The Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the progress being made by the RTF, and reiterates her appreciation to the countries involved in the RCI-LRA, as well as to the AU partners for their continued support in this endeavor.