On the heels of Joseph Kony

The Enough Project's mission is to end genocide and crimes against humanity through the help of a permanent constituency (that's us!). They just recently released a document outlining the history of the LRA violence over the past 2 years.



For a detailed update on what's been happening with the Lord's Resistance Army LRA of Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Congo, check out this article here:

http://www.enoughproject.org/publications/heels-of-joseph-kony-commander-of-lords-resistance-army

Its a long article, but the main points are that there are several hundred newly abducted CAR and Congolese children in the last 2 years, several hundred confirmed dead, and roughly 20,000 refugees between both countries due to the LRA violence (a whole other problem in itself).  They also discuss the ill-equipped Ugandan Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) and the military of the CAR, which is far worse.  For the LRA to be taken down, it is absolutely necessary for the US to assist the UPDF in locating the LRA with our advanced military intelligence, and hopefully this will be happening soon with the passing of the new bill (http://www.resolveuganda.org/legislation/fulltext) in May 2010.

Feel free to discuss this with me further if you're interested.

1 comments:

July 12, 2010 at 7:58 AM Peter Eichstaedt said...

For an indepth look at Joseph Kony and the LRA, see the book, First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army.