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Joseph Kony: African Union brigade to hunt down LRA leader

The African Union has announced that it will form a 5,000-strong brigade to hunt down Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), believed to be hiding in the jungles of central Africa The brigade will be led by Uganda and include troops from the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, the countries that have been ravaged by LRA raids.

Source:  The Guardian

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Problems with the KONY2012 campaign

Following the resounding success of its YouTube launch, the KONY 2012 video and movement saw a barrage of criticism from the darker corners of the internet. As someone who has worked in propaganda for a long time, I’m concerned that people all over the world are sending money to an organization that is fundamentally different to what they imagine it is. And even as interest wanes across the web, there are still lots of unanswered questions. Like the ones I came up with to ask Invisible Children representatives after Kenny Laubbacher, head of “artist relations” for IC, invited VICE to interview members of IC at the organization’s offices in San Diego immediately following our original Kony Post . Laubbacher claimed that our post was “pretty massively misinformed and quotes a lot of bogus sources.”

Source:  Vice Magazine

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