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Joseph Kony 30 Minutes Viral Video Shows Power of Social Media

Thanks to the power of social media, Joseph Kony’s 30 minute video, dubbed “Kony 2012” produced by Invisible Children has been viewed more 70 million times on YouTube. The controversial video was uploaded on Monday, March 5, has gone viral and will likely cross 100 million views by the end of this week.

Campaign Against Ugandan Warlord Sweeps Internet

A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a little-known team of filmmakers based in San Diego.

U.S. Reports Progress in Fight Against Uganda Guerrillas

The United States said Thursday it was making progress with its African allies in its push against Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army, but gave no clear end date for the shadowy U.S. military operation unfolding in Central Africa.

Randgold Resources Sees Growth Potential in Congo

Randgold Resources is pointing to Congo as the next area to fuel growth for the gold sector, eyeing prospects similar to those of booming West Africa as the miner nears production for Kibali, potentially one of Africa's largest gold mines.

Obama sends US military advisers to Uganda

President Barack Obama said on Friday he was sending about 100 U.S. military advisers to Uganda to support central African allies pursuing Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, and other rebel commanders.

Climate Change Will Bring 'Sudden and Abrupt' Shocks Worldwide: U.N. Expert

A senior United Nations official warned that climate change could become a catalyst for sudden and abrupt shocks worldwide and have far-reaching implications for global stability and security. Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environmental Program, told the U.N. Security Council Wednesday that natural resources are at risk.

Central African Republic candidates say poll rigged

Rivals to Central African Republic leader Francois Bozize pulled their representatives off the election body on Saturday, alleging fraud after early partial results from last weekend's poll put Bozize in the lead.

Japan a Facebook laggard; Indonesia has more Facebookers than UK

Socialbakers, which specialize in monitoring the Facebook platform, has revealed some interesting Facebook statistics. Perhaps the most surprising finding is that Japan, whose renown as a technology pioneer is unparalleled, is lagging way behind most countries in terms of Facebook penetration.

Obama calls for elimination of Uganda's rebel group

United States President Barack Obama has announced intent to take on the Uganda's most feared Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Responding to US legislation passed in May this year, Obama declared his four-point strategy which called for disarmament of Joseph Kony-led LRA fighters.

Did doctors jumpstart the HIV pandemic?

Perhaps it wasn't sex workers and fast-growing cities that launched HIV onto its deadly global rampage, but well-meaning doctors using dirty needles in the first half of the 20th century.

Did doctors jump start the HIV pandemic?

Perhaps it wasn't sex workers and fast-growing cities that launched HIV onto its deadly global rampage, but well-meaning doctors using dirty needles in the first half of the 20th century.

Rich world should pay Africa to preserve forests

The developed world should pay African countries to preserve their vast forests to help the fight against climate change, some of the continent's governments will argue at next month's summit in Copenhagen.

Congo warlords in the dock at Hague court

The world's first permanent war crimes court opens its second trial on Tuesday when two Congolese warlords face charges they ordered subordinates to attack civilians, rape women and enlist child soldiers.

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