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.

From Child Soldier to Bricklayer - Thanks to British Aid

Andrew Mitchell | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Mitchell

David Ojok was walking home from school when the gunmen came for him. He was just 13 and was taken prisoner before being inducted into Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. Led by self-proclaimed messiah Joseph Kony, the rebel group inflicted unimaginable suffering during two decades of violence in Africa's longest running civil conflict. David, now 18, was one of 60,000 children abducted by the LRA - trapped in a terrifying limbo - in fear for his life with little hope of a future free from violence. Summoning incredible bravery, the teenager escaped his captors and is now looking ahead to a brighter future as a brick layer with training supported by British aid.