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Uganda Warns Against Exaggerating LRA Threat

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda says it welcomes the online campaign against the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army but warns against exaggerating the LRA threat. In a statement published by a state-owned newspaper (New Vision), the government approved of campaigns to raise awareness of the LRA and the plight of the rebel group’s victims. But it said any campaign must […]

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Group Behind Twitter Campaign on LRA Draws Criticism

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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A group trying to raise awareness about the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa is drawing criticism, with some questioning its purpose and tactics. U.S.-based Invisible Children launched a campaign on Twitter this week to bring attention to a new film on the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony, who is wanted for war crimes. […]

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LRA’s Joseph Kony: Leader of 23-Year Terror Campaign

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army is a mysterious figure who claims his rebel group’s 23-year campaign of terror is rooted in spiritual principles. Joseph Kony was born into northern Uganda’s Acholi tribe in the early 1960s. He gained power as the nephew of the tribe’s mystic, whose Holy Spirit Movement called […]

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