10. THE VIRAL WAR CRIMINAL
Who: Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in Uganda.
What he wants: To establish a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Alcholi tradition.
What he does: Kony has been accused by government entities of ordering the abduction of children to become child soldiers and sex slaves. 66,000 children became soldiers. 2 million people were displaced internally from 1986 to 2009. Kony was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2005 but has evaded capture.
How he can be stopped: The US have pushed back the LRA and many of Kony’s forces have abandoned him. Kony is said to be in ill-health, and continuing the pressure to eradicate the LRA and negotiating his surrender will lead to his capture.
9. THE NEW CARTEL KINGPIN
Who: Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada, drug lord of the Sinaloa cartel.
What he wants: To remain at the head of the multibillion-dollar criminal organisation.
What he does: Narco-trafficking into the US and Europe, as well as money laundering and a healthy sideline in kidnapping. The Sinaloa cartel’s position is underpinned by brutal mass killings of rival cartels and civilians to ensure loyalties.
How he can be stopped: According to the House Committee on Homeland Security the cartel’s communications network has been infiltrated, which is how they caught its previous figurehead, the legendary Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman after 13 years on the run. “Our ability to crack their code will not bode well for their future,” Michael McCaul, who chairs the committee, has said.