Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony was born in Odek, Northern Uganda, among the Acholi people, in 1961.  Joseph Kony is known today for being the leader of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is a belligerent, nasty, offensive group that was formed in 1987 in northern Uganda. 

His aunt, Alice Auma started the Holy Spirit Movement. They wanted to bring down the Kampala government. They wanted the Acholi people to take back the capital city of Kampala. They believed that if they did so then the Acholi people would be released from the violence they had caused to the people of the Luwero triangle and there would be peace at last. 
Kony claims himself to be the spokesman of god. In 1988, after the movement failed, Kony created a group called the Uganda Christian Democratic Army. The group was created because the Uganda People's Democratic Army (UPDA), which Kony was once a soldier for, signed an agreement with the Ugandan government called the Gulu Peace Accord. Kony did not want to go along with this agreement so him and some other soldiers took off and fought against the government. In 1991 Kony changed the name of the group to the Lords Resistance Army (LRA).

Joseph Kony is now the most wanted man in Africa. The LRA has been named responsible for committing a various amount of crimes such as: murders, rapes, and abductions of children.
His plans, making boys into soldiers and girls into sex slaves. Some children were also sold off to arm dealers. On top of being enslaved, beaten and raped, the abducted children were forced to kill those who had tried to escape. The amount of children that he has abducted is around 30000.

This year Invisible children are commited to putting an end to Joseph Kony. They've made a plan to make these matters known to the whole world and also make it known to people in power like politicians, to get their support so that we may all help and do something about this.



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