“In the rush to say something about Obama’s announcement, newspapers and television shows seem to have based their material on the somewhat confused Wikipedia entry on the LRA.”
As a United Nations staffer said recently, while attending an internal briefing on the Lord’s Resistance Army, the violent central African rebel group, earlier this fall, “November is LRA month.” Indeed, the LRA and its notorious leader, Joseph Kony, are suddenly everywhere: several non-governmental organizations have held advocacy briefings about it at the United Nations, and the Security Council met on November 14 to discuss them. Meanwhile, journalists in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere are suddenly seized with the mission of finding out what is really happening on the ground in central Africa….(Schomerus)
Schomerus, Marieke. “Obama Takes on the LRA.” Foreign Affairs. 15 Nov. 2011. Web. 7 Mar. 2012. .