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Why did Kony 2012 take us all by surprise?, Notebook

Why did Kony 2012 take us all by surprise?

As we watch ‘part two’ of Jason Russell’s explosive film campaign to expose the heinous crimes committed by the Ugandan guerrilla leader, a question still springs to mind: Why did we not know sooner?

By | Notebook | Friday, 13 April 2012 at 4:00 am

Kony 2012 did something right for Americans, The Foreign Desk

Kony 2012 did something right for Americans

You might complain about how well-informed the Kony 2012 video is, or criticise it for being condescending. You might ask, as the Indy’s Archie Bland does, whether collective outrage is the best way to call for change. You might focus, as Fox News has, on how the charity that produced the video about the notorious leader of [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Saturday, 10 March 2012 at 1:18 am

Stop Kony, yes.  But don’t stop asking questions, Notebook

Stop Kony, yes. But don’t stop asking questions

Northern Uganda is a place which has experienced significant ups and downs in recent decades, but all the same I was very surprised to come home last night to find talk of it all over Twitter.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 at 1:05 pm

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