Joseph Kony

'Beasts of No Nation' Shines a Light on the Brutal Reality of Child Soldiers

Sam Slota-Newson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sam Slota-Newson

On Wednesday I watched Beasts of No Nation, the visceral, immersive and harrowing story of Agu a child soldier. The film, released on Friday on Netflix, is unapologetic in its brutality and realism and compels us to respond.

Charity Behind Viral Phenomenon Kony 2012 Is Shutting Down

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

The charity behind one of the biggest viral campaigns in history is to close its headquarters and transfer most of its operations to African partners,...

Don't Forget Child Soldiers - They Are Still on the Front Line

Sarah Dean | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Sarah Dean

12 February marks The International Day Against The Use Of Child Soldiers, otherwise known as Red Hand Day. It's an annual commemoration of children around the world caught in conflict but should also act as a reminder that this is a problem that is far from over.

How Joseph Kony Funds His Army

Divya Khan | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Divya Khan

Joseph Kony personally gave orders to units of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo to slaughter elephants and bring him their tusks, according to eyewitness accounts and satellite evidence compiled by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project.

War Child - Have We Stopped Listening

A.J. Higginson | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

Many actually consider that Africa is a wilderness where there will never be peace. It is also deemed that Africa's children are doomed to live a pitiful existence on earth because it is their 'lot' in life. Up to half of the world's child soldiers are in Africa. Many of these children are abducted at ages as young as 10 or 11 years old, some even younger.

Kony Tops Viral Ad Shares For 2012

Jonathan Heath | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Unruly Media released their Global Viral Video Ads Chart for 2012 this week and it is a once little known Non Profit Organization called Invisible Children that has taken the top spot with over 10 million shares.

Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism

Briton Cleared Of Mass Murder In Africa

PA | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

A British pilot who was jailed in Africa on suspicion of mass murder after discovering the victims of an apparent massacre has been cleared of all cha...

Children Harvested for their Organs and Sexual Slavery

Kerry Ann Akers | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK
Kerry Ann Akers

The Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is investigating judicial officers, probation officers, orphanages and passport control ...

Joseph Kony Is Africa's Osama Bin Laden, Says Defence Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

The hunt for Joseph Kony is for Africa what the hunt for Osama Bin Laden was for America, according to an African defence tycoon. Ivor Ichikowitz, ...

A Political Trial at the ICC? Why, of Course!

Elliot Wilson | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics
Elliot Wilson

Imagine Nick Clegg is to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. Also imagine that the witnesses on which the case rests have been sourced and then coached by members of the Conservative Party. Imagine also the Chief Prosecutor of the case is Jeremy Kyle. Does this all seem reasonable?

Slactivism, Bono, Tax and Kony

Neil Scott | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Scott

Slactivism is someone who jumps from cause to cause - each cause being, to the slactivist, as worthy as the next. The term could, at its least dangerous, be given to those who loosely link causes together and change focus regularly.

Virtual Protesters

Stephanie Allen | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Stephanie Allen

Will the street protests and campaigns of the past become online videos that people can 'like' from the comfort of their desk chair, with a cup of tea in one hand whilst the other acts like an eager activist, just waiting to click on another link to a campaigning cause?

Kony 2012...I Am Still In

Tom Constantine | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Tom Constantine

(To read Part One click here) I saw the TMZ video of Jason Russell. The images, although disturbing, didn't shake my stance on Kony 2012. I thought: ...

Uni Rugby Team Disbanded After Members Party Dressed As Joseph Kony, Gary Speed, Baby P And KKK Extremists

Mason's | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Source: Mason's A university rugby team has been shut down after players allegedly dressed up as Ku Klux Klan extremists and late Wales manager Ga...

Why the Humiliation of Jason Russell is Such a Tragedy

Callum Macrae | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK
Callum Macrae

Behind the nonsense of the call to 'Make Kony Famous,' the central demand of Russell's Stop Kony campaign, was the call for the US to intervene militarily against Kony and the LRA. There are a many reasons why that was wrong. And I witnessed one of the most compelling.

To 'Kony 2012' Haters: Step Away From the Teenager

Tom Constantine | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK
Tom Constantine

I am angry enough to spit rust. Here is why: Our 14-year-old son, BK, goes to boarding school. This past weekend was an exeat, which means all kids a...

Congo Warlord Thomas Lubanga Convicted Of Conscripting Child Soldiers

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been convicted of kidnapping children and forcing them to become chil...

Two Thoughts on Kony 2012

James Hetterley | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

The past two years have seen a revolution within the activist movement. And what has changed? The Arab Awakening, Occupy, and UK Uncut are three new m...

I Hated Kony Before He Was Cool

Jonty Langley | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

"I hated Joseph Kony before he was cool." That's the thought I had to keep stifling on Wednesday, like some sort of humanitarian crisis hipster struggling with the fact his favourite band has 'gone mainstream'.

Fame Alone Will Not End Impunity

Michael Gibb | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Raising awareness of Kony and his crimes is surely a good thing. For one, it reminds us to remember his many victims. Unfortunately, however, making war criminals famous is clearly not enough.

Kony 2012: The Latest Viral Social Media Craze or Something More Profound?

Niamh Sheerin | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Tech
Niamh Sheerin

If you are not aware of the recent online Kony 2012 campaign started by the non-profit Invisible Children by now, it is likely that you have been living on the moon for the past week; that or your internet connection has been acting up.

Joseph Kony - Star of the Latest Must See

Rebecca Myers | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Rebecca Myers

Have you heard about the latest must-see? Everyone is talking about it. In all seriousness, I have rarely - if ever - heard such unanimous, passionate praise for a film.

Kony 2012 and the Rise of Armchair Activism

Helen Crane | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Crane

By all means re-post the Kony video, tell all your friends and tweet it to your heart's content. Just don't expect it to do anything.

How Facebook is Changing the World for the Better: The Kony 2012 Campaign

Michelle Beckett | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

I have felt we've lost that sense of people power in recent decades: Until now. Facebook has a global reach of 850 million people. This is an online community with the ability to raise awareness on a scale that is unprecedented.