November 28, 2013 by acy4000
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This article was published just a week ago- on November 21 , 2013 by The Guardian. In it, Joseph Kony is referenced as ‘one of the world’s most wanted men’.
Kony has reportedbly been in recent contact with the interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR). This is the first official contact with anyone from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) since 2008. The contact has actually become more of a negotiation between Kony and officials- if they cooperate he is offering to reveal himself. So far, his demands have been for food and ‘supplies’- which he already recieved.
The United Nations is debating whether or not to send troops into CAR, a country which at the moment has a police force of 200 attempting to maintain order in a country with a 4.6million strong population.
In this article, there is a heartbreaking quote from a former child solider from the Ugandan district of Gulu who worked closely with Kony. He first commented that Kony had changed and became very paranoid.
Then he said, “If [capturing Kony] means more former soldiers like me can come back home, then it is good. Otherwise he is a dangerous man; it is better if people forget him,”
We cannot let this happen! Just forgetting about someone as horrible and evil as Joseph Kony is not a way to get rid of him. This just gives him more power, which he already has way too much of.
Click here to read the article about the former child soldier returning home.