March 10, 2014

After KONY 2012, Has Invisible Children Grown?

Jessica Testa, BuzzFeed


In March 2012, a human rights organization’s documentary about a central African despot became the most viral video of all time and the ensuing furor resulted in its leader’s bizarre public meltdown. On the second anniversary of the phenomenon, everyone involved is still figuring out what it all means.

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TAGGED: Africa, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, Invisible Children, KONY 2012


March 1, 2014
The End of the 'Developing World'
Dayo Olopade, New York Times
It’s tough to pick a satisfying replacement. Talk of first, second and third worlds is passé, and it’s hard to bear the Dickensian awkwardness of “industrialized nations.” Forget, too, the more recent jargon about the... more ››
March 10, 2014
Nigeria Falls into State of War
David Smith & Gillian Parker, The Guardian
More than 1,300 people have died in the past two months as an insurgent Islamist group, Boko Haram, wages a rebellion rooted in poverty, corruption, religion and geography. more ››
February 28, 2014
As Africans Surge to Europe, Spain Locks Down
Suzanne Daley, NY Times
Ten years ago Spain spent more than 30 million euros building up the barriers around Melilla and Ceuta, its two enclaves surrounded by Morocco on the northern coast of Africa, which offer the only land borders between the promise... more ››
February 27, 2014
Why Are Americans Funding Uganda Homophobia?
Paul Whitefield, LAT
So, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doesn’t like gays. In fact, he thinks they’re “disgusting.” Oh, and he doesn’t think much of the West either. And he says Uganda would be just fine without Western aid. So why... more ››
February 25, 2014
Deadly Intolerance in Uganda
The Economist
If Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, felt any qualms about signing Africa's most draconian anti-gay legislation on February 24th, he did not show them. The law introduces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for those... more ››