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Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army chief Kony ‘promotes son to deputy leader’

Uganda's notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrila force infamous for its extreme savagery, the army said Sunday. Salim Saleh, reported to be aged 22, is understood to have spent his……

U.S. sends more commandos to Uganda in hunt for infamous warlord Joseph Kony

Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children. At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling planes, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen…

State Department offers $5 million for capture of Joseph Kony

The United States offered $5 million Wednesday for the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted men, and posted rewards for three other rebel leaders evading trial for war crimes. The announcement came just as Uganda and Washington said they had been forced…

Cable shows U.S. permission required for key Ugandan combat ops

Update (below): Publisher confirms cyber attack following Raw Story report A U.S. State Department cable composed in Dec. 2009 sheds yet more light on the murky relationship between the Obama administration and the Ugandan government, pointing to an information sharing agreement that prohibits the Ugandan regime from engaging in certain…

‘Kony 2012′ group on defensive amid WikiLeaks spy rumors

A non-profit organization behind the enormously successful “Kony 2012″ viral videos is on the defensive this week after anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks released a U.S. State Department cable which claims the group fed information to the Ugandan government that led to the arrest of at least one key opposition figure in…

‘We don’t know of any Kony video’: villagers tell of reality of violent attacks

As world attention is drawn to their plight, victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army say their situation is getting worse “I don’t want to go back home, I’m too scared,” says Brigitte Seleigi, who fled her village after it was attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army on 10 March, one…

Viral video will spur Kony arrest this year: ICC

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor voiced confidence Saturday that Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony will be arrested this year, praising the role of a viral online campaign. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the California-based Invisible Children lobby group, and its viral “Kony 2012,” a 30-minute video seen by more than 100 million people, had helped bring…

Kony filmmaker recovering from ‘reactive psychosis’

LOS ANGELES — The co-founder of an online campaign to find Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony will remain in hospital for several weeks after being found parading naked in the street, his family said Wednesday. Jason Russell, who made a 30-minute film that went viral worldwide, suffered a “reactive psychosis”…

Kony 2012 campaigner’s meltdown brought on by stress, says wife

Jason Russell’s wife says he was hospitalized because he couldn’t handle global attention caused by viral video The wife of Jason Russell, co-founder of the Invisible Children charity, has blamed her husband’s sudden hospitalisation on stress brought about by the extraordinary global attention garnered by the organisation’s work exposing Ugandan…

Bill Maher hammers response to ‘Kony 2012′

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher laid into the “kids from white liberal homes” who have made the Kony 2012 video one of the fastest-spreading Internet phenomena to date. “I know what all you college kids out there are thinking,” he said, “You’re thinking, ‘Hey! Who…

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