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Nigeria Abductions Grab the Spotlight

Washington – The fate of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the violent Islamist Boko Haram group from the northern Nigeria town of Chibok in mid-April has become something of a public sensation in the United States since the beginning of the month.

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Uganda captures LRA rebel officer, frees 10 hostages

Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents.

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False hope or is Kony nightmare finally drawing to an end?

The world was last Wednesday gripped by a new sense of anticipation when the BBC reported that the government of the Central African Republic had been in contact with Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, with a view to the latter’s surrender.

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#Kony2005

Oct21

I didn’t pay much mind to the #Kony2012 kerfuffle when it first surfaced back in March. I couldn’t be bothered to watch the film and was a bit blasé about the re-emergence (as it seemed to me) of the Lord’s Resistance Army as a topic of wide international interest. But now Invisible Children has released another film that promises the unleashing of a new wave of activism (they’re promising to take over the US capital in mid-November) and awareness-raising.

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The old man and the President

Last week an elderly man, Louis Otika Abura, walked into the offices of the Daily Monitor newspaper in Uganda. He had gone there to do something Ugandans do from time to time: They decide they have a story worth putting before the general public.

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The Congo conundrum: truth catches up with Obama

As US President Barack Obama’s re-election bid approaches, his supporters are making sure that ‘the wretched of the earth’, the Africans, accustomed to unending plights (HIV/Aids, ‘civil wars’, poverty, resource curses, corruption, militias…) in their ‘hopeless continent’, as Western media depicts it, boost the chances of the ‘first African president in the White House’ to secure a second term.

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