Does the name Joseph Kony ring any bells? For many Facebook users, his name came up early last year when a video clip became famous as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the crimes of Kony and his Ugandan guerrilla group Lord's Resistance Army.
Thanks to the Kony 2012 campaign, we were informed that Kony is a horrible person. His Lord's Resistance Army (read: gang) have killed as many as 100,000 parents in order to abduct their children and turn them into soldiers _ and for girls, into sex slaves.
Despite portraying himself as Bible-quoting messiah, Kony has relied on criminal activity to obtain financial resources. In 2005, the International Criminal Court indicted him for crimes against humanity. Kony fled Uganda and has since been hiding somewhere in the Central African Republic, or South Sudan, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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