24 April 2012
New teachers’ resource on Kony 2012 campaign

A resource for teachers, React and Respond: The Phenomenon of Kony 2012, is now available on the ACAS webpage Resources on Uganda, the LRA, and Central Africa. The teachers’ packet is written by Barbara Brown (Boston University Africa Studies Center), John Metzler (Michigan State University Africa Studies Center), Patrick Vinck (Program for Vulnerable Populations at [...]

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27 March 2012
New ACAS resources on Uganda and the LRA

ACAS has created What Can We Do about Uganda and the LRA? for use with high school and college students who are the main audience of the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign. See our new webpage, Resources on Uganda, the LRA, and Central Africa.

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14 March 2012
ACAS releases statement on the LRA and Central Africa

ACAS has released a statement and accompanying press release expressing its deep concern that the recent campaign in the United States to pursue and arrest Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), could have dangerous unintended consequences. Expanding U.S. military operations with the Ugandan army to capture Kony could increase the militarization of [...]

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9 March 2012
Two critical essays on the Invisible Children’s Kony2012 campaign

Two useful essays on African Arguments Online with a critical perspective on the “Kony2012” video by Invisible Children: “#StopKony2012: For most Ugandans Kony’s crimes are from a bygone era” by Angelo Izama. a Ugandan journalist and writer who founded the human security Think Tank, Fanaka Kwawote based in Kampala, and “The Problem with Invisible Children’s [...]

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9 March 2012
Critique of “KONY2012” Video by Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire

This short video from Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan journalist, is an eloquent, coherent, and well-informed critique of the Invisible Children video, “Kony2012″. Read more from Kagumire at her blog. The explosion of interest in this video this week has reignited the controversy about the Obama administration decision in October 2011 to send 100 US Africa [...]

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