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Dangerous ignorance: The hysteria of Kony 2012 – Al Jazeera

In News, Politics on March 12, 2012 at 14:12

Kony 2012 – an irresponsible video prompting militrarization and detracting from Uganda’s Real Problems

 

“The first thing we need to do is to re-think the question: Instead of asking how the US can intervene in order to solve Africa’s conflicts, we need to ask what we are already doing to cause those conflicts in the first place. How are we, as consumers, contributing to land grabbing and to the wars ravaging this region? How are we, as American citizens, allowing our government to militarise Africa in the name of the “War on Terror” and securing oil resources?”

Adam Branch- author of “Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda.”

 

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