Lord&#039;s Resistance Army http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20321/all en Uganda: Ulterior motives in US, LRA fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111103/uganda-joseph-kony-lra-lord-resistance-army-oil <p> KAMPALA &mdash; The Obama administration&#39;s decision to send troops to Uganda may be more complex than a mission against the Lord&#39;s Resistance Army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111103/uganda-joseph-kony-lra-lord-resistance-army-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Lord's Resistance Army Oil Uganda Conflict Zones Politics Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:53:50 +0000 Rodney Muhumuza 5680240 at http://www.globalpost.com AU declares Lord's Resistance Army terrorists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111123/au-lords-resistance-army-terrorists <p> The LRA, which claims it is a religious group, is believed to be behind two decades of murders, rapes and child kidnappings in Uganda, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111123/au-lords-resistance-army-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Lord's Resistance Army Conflict Zones Military War Politics World Religion Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:42:14 +0000 News Desk 5682297 at http://www.globalpost.com Viral campaign "Kony 2012" set to take down war criminal (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/joseph-kony-lords-resistance-army-uganda-central-african-republic-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In perhaps the most ambitious viral marketing campaign in the history of the internet, Kony 2012 looks to use the web and social media to hunt down and arrest an indicted war criminal before year's end. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In one of the most ambitious viral marketing campaigns in internet history, activists are hoping the web can take down one of the world&rsquo;s most wanted war criminals, Joseph Kony of the Lord&rsquo;s Resistance Army.</p> <p> The internet exploded in response to a <a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony_new.html">video</a> about Kony, the fanatical Ugandan man who heads the Lord&rsquo;s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent rebel group that says it wants to rule by the Ten Commandments but is known for committing atrocities against civilians in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.</p> <p> The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for five leading members of the LRA, including Kony, in October of 2005 on 33 charges including murder, rape, and the enlistment of child soldiers. Since 1987, the ICC estimates that the LRA has kidnapped more than 30,000 children and forced them into combat.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111017/lra-uganda-lords-resistance-army" target="_blank">5 things to know about the Lord&#39;s Resistance Army</a></strong></p> <p> In less than 48 hours after the 30-minute documentary was posted to various sites across the web, the &quot;Kony 2012&quot; campaign was trending worldwide on Twitter, covering Facebook newsfeeds and on the front page of Reddit. The campaign, produced by the <a href="http://www.invisiblechildren.com/about">Invisible Children</a> movement, seeks to make Joseph Kony one of the most infamous people in the world.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;If the world knows who Joseph Kony is, it will unite to stop him. It starts here,&rdquo; reads the campaigns <a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony-4.html">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/joseph-kony-lords-resistance-army-uganda-central-african-republic-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Lord's Resistance Army Uganda The Grid Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:17:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5694960 at http://www.globalpost.com Kony 2012 campaign criticized for dumbing down conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120307/kony-2012-campaign-criticized-dumbing-down-conflict Although the group's new campaign has received immense support from celebrities and policymakers, critics of the filmmakers and their viral video are not in short supply.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120307/kony-2012-campaign-criticized-dumbing-down-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Lord's Resistance Army Uganda Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:38:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695053 at http://www.globalpost.com African Union force to hunt Joseph Kony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/african-union-kony-force-south-sudan-au-mission-lra The African Union is launching a new military force to hunt down warlord Joseph Kony.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/african-union-kony-force-south-sudan-au-mission-lra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Central African Republic Lord's Resistance Army South Sudan Uganda Conflict Zones Military Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:25:02 +0000 News Desk 5697522 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Joseph Kony hiding in Darfur? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/joseph-kony-hiding-darfur-sudan-lords-resistance-army If it's true that Kony is under Sudan's wing, it could mean terrible things for the already fragile peace treaty between South Sudan and its neighbor to the north, from which it separated just last July.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/joseph-kony-hiding-darfur-sudan-lords-resistance-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Lord's Resistance Army Diplomacy Rights Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:32:00 +0000 Alex Pearlman 5714835 at http://www.globalpost.com