Joseph Kony

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The trouble with ‘Kony 2012’

Celebrated Canadian author M.G. VASSANJI on Africa’s missing voice in the viral video media storm


The Kony 2012 Vanity Project

Watching the first four minutes of Kony 2012, the viral online video by Jason Russell, co-founder of the NGO Invisible Children, I thought I had clicked on a faulty link and was seeing a film-maker’s vanity project about himself, or his young son, or Facebook, or something other than Joseph Kony, the gargoyle who has run the Lord’s Resistance Army of child soldiers for the past three decades.


Critics rally against charity behind Kony campaign

If you haven’t heard of Joseph Rao Kony by now, you probably will soon. An online campaign to make the alleged war criminal “famous” has gone viral in a big way. Invisible Children, a non-profit group dedicated to helping children in war-torn and impoverished areas, made a video calling for the Ugandan warlord and leader of the Christian fundamentalist Lord’s Resistance Army to be brought to justice. It’s received more than 7 million hits on YouTube so far. On Twitter, #StopKony has been trending worldwide, and celebrities like Justin Bieber and Rihanna have helped spread the word.

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The hunt for Joseph Kony

Will this be the last stand for Kony and his vicious Lord’s Resistance Army?


Mystic leads killing spree in Congo

Under Kony’a rule, the LRA has killed or maimed 10,000