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‘Kony 2012’ Prompts Outrage In Uganda, Future Screenings Canceled (VIDEO) | The Huffington Post

Everyone from actors to models to business leaders have weighed in on “Kony 2012,” the 30-minute video about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army that went viral last week. However, little has been heard about what the Ugandans who were affected by Kony and the LRA think of the video. For more on this story, visit: ‘Kony 2012’ Prompts ...

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Court Convicts Congolese Warlord Of Using Child Soldiers | The Huffington Post via AP

Judges at a war crimes tribunal convicted a Congolese warlord Wednesday of snatching children from the street and turning them into killers, in the International Criminal Court’s landmark first judgment 10 years after it was established. “The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that Mr. Thomas Lubanga is guilty of the crimes of conscripting and enlisting children under the age ...

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At least 23 die as Ethiopian troops battle Somali Islamist insurgents | guardian.co.uk

At least 23 people have been killed in an attack on Ethiopian troops by al-Qaida-linked Somali insurgents near the two countries’ border. Residents in Yurkud village said the battle lasted several hours. Mohamed Hussein said he had seen at least 17 dead fighters from the al-Shabab insurgency lying on the ground after the battle stopped. “We have never seen fighting ...

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Pan Africanists and the International Criminal Court | Pambazuka

What lessons for the future of peace and justice? The recent news of the prayer meetings being held across Kenya by aspiring presidential candidates and the genocidal language being used in these political rallies are so morally repulsive that decent human beings in all parts of the world must pay attention. If abusing the idea of prayer and spiritual reflection ...

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U.S. preparing to restart military aid to Yemen | USATODAY.com

While no agreements have been cemented, U.S. defense officials said as much as $75 million (euro57 million) in military assistance could begin to flow later this year. The officials said the Pentagon and State Department are putting together a letter to send to Congress to request the aid be restarted. For more on this story, visit: U.S. preparing to restart ...

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Kony 2012: what’s the real story? | guardian.co.uk

As of Thursday, March 8, 2012, more than 26m people have viewed this film, made by an American charity called Invisible Children, about the plight of children in Uganda at the hands of the warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the guerilla group the Lords Resistance Army. His army is said to have abducted 60,000 children. … But it has also ...

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SOMALIA: Benefits – and risks – of Puntland oil | IRIN Africa

NAIROBI, 8 March 2012 (IRIN) – The recent discovery of oil deposits in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, could improve its population’s livelihoods as long as it is handled properly, officials and locals told IRIN. Farah Ali Jama, Puntland Minister of Finance, said he was confident that any money from the oil would be handled properly and ...

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Eastern Libyan leaders seek semi-autonomy | Al Jazeera

Tribal leaders and militia commanders in oil-rich eastern Libya have declared their intention to seek semi-autonomy, raising fears that the country might disintegrate following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands of representatives of major tribal leaders, militia commanders and politicians made the declaration on Tuesday in a ceremony held in Benghazi. They promised to end decades of marginalisation under Gaddafi ...

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London Conference strips Somalian sovereignty | Pambazuka – Pan-African Voices for Freedom and Justice

The communiqué of the recent conference on Somalia, dominated by the International Contact Group (ICG) and the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, fell far short of expectations. The promised new approach to tackle the root causes of insecurity and lack of functional government over the last 20 years did not materialise. The communiqué listed operational tasks ...

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