Kony

1 Invisible Children was a fiasco. Is Expedition Kony the real deal?

Robert Young PeltonAP This week we covered Expedition Kony, a crowdsourced project by swashbuckling adventurer/author/journalist Robert Young Pelton to find warlord Joseph Kony in northern Uganda. “This is a project that seeks to shine a light on this hunt, on the hunters as well as the hunted,” we concluded. But…

0 Update on the Kony hunt

Joseph KonyAP Suddenly, there’s been a flurry of media reports about the military hunt for African warlord Joseph Kony and his gang of thugs known as the Lord’s Resistance Army. It’s not clear why — though perhaps it is in reaction to earlier stories that report frustration among activists and…

4 Five reasons why Kony campaign’s street action mostly flopped

Given the fast-paced nature of news combined with our peculiarly American brand of cultural ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperisolationist-disorder), perhaps nobody should be too surprised that the call for actual action by the Kony 2012 campaign largely flopped. That doesn’t mean the actual hunt in east-central Africa for the now world-infamous African warlord…