Ugandan troops formed to track down and capture the sadistic fugitive, Joseph Kony and other members Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), are making slow progress in the thick jungles on the borders of the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 58- member "hunting squad" is code-named "77-kilo" and is engaged in the search operations for LRA members.

The hostile terrain with the crocodile-infested rivers is believed to be the safe haven for Kony and his men.

"We're hungry to hunt these guys down and take them back home, but it's a tough task," Reuters quoted Private James Mukundane, a member of the squad, as saying.

Nearly 100 US military soldiers are in the region whose role, the US maintains, is to provide intelligence and logistic support to the Ugandan army.

Anti-Kony protestors gathered on the streets of the US and Canada on Friday night as part of their call to bring the fugitive war criminal, Kony, before the law.

The protests were part of the "cover the night" campaign called by the not-for-profit organisation, Invisible Children.

The campaign has been criticised for invoking fresh memories of the atrocities of Kony as the day falls on the anniversary of one of the worst massacres of the LRA. More than 300 hundred people were killed by Kony's men on 20 April in 2005.

"The people who have suffered at the hands of Kony don't want to promote him or make him famous. They want to rebuild their lives," the Guardian quoted Victor Ochen, founder and director of the African Youth Initiative Network (Ayinet), which works to rehabilitate the victims, as saying.

Invisible children made a video on the atrocities of Kony that went viral on the internet with a viewership of over 88 million times on YouTube.

The video brought worldwide attention to Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA, known for its barbaric acts such as mutilating its victims and abducting children to use as soldiers or sex slaves.)

There are reports of increased attacks by the LRA in other African countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

According to the UNHRA, 13 LRA attacks have been reported in DR Congo since its last report on the group on 6 March.