It is an initiative of the African Union and the United Nations. They recognize that the mission is the result of the global focus on rebel leader Kony. “The awareness is very useful, very important,” says Abou Moussa, the head of the UN office in the Central African Republic.
The internet documentary Kony 2012 by the American organization Invisible Children is an unprecedented success, especially through Twitter and Facebook. The film is more than a hundred million times, especially by young people who never heard of the Ugandan rebel leader had heard.
Joseph Kony founded more than twenty years ago the Lord’s Resistance Army. Before that he left thousands of rebel group abduct children to serve as child soldiers or sex slaves.They are known for their extremely cruel terror, such as cutting off lips and ears.
The ICC has indicted Kony for war crimes. He has only a few hundred fighters with whom he is probably hiding in the jungles of the Central African Republic. Because he does not use phones or other electronic means, it is difficult to catch.
Under pressure from the U.S. Congress sent President Obama in December one hundred commands to the area to help to find Kony. There are now 5000 African servicemen. The mission of the African Union is led by a Ugandan commander, and consists of troops from Uganda, South Sudan, Congo and the Central African Republic. In all these countries have Kony’s fighters committed terrorist acts.
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