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‘We don’t know of any Kony video’: villagers tell of reality of violent attacks | guardian.co.uk

Invisible Children’s highly emotive plea for the international community, and the US military in particular, to intervene to arrest Kony has attracted praise for raising awareness but also fierce criticism for what is, in some people’s view, a gross over-simplification of a complex conflict.

Not many of the millions who have watched Kony 2012 are in Dungu.

There is barely any mobile telephone reception and access to the internet is limited. When asked whether they have heard of the video, the villagers shrug and shake their heads. In any case, these people do not need a social media campaign to know who Kony is. They have lived in fear of the LRA for more than 50 years.

For more on this story, visit: ‘We don’t know of any Kony video’: villagers tell of reality of violent attacks | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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