Michiel Willems LLM MA is based in central London as an international journalist in broadcast and print. With global study and work experience and an open mind, he works as a freelance writer, radio reporter and full time journalist. He has developed an interest in the stories behind the news, the facts behind the stories and the people behind the facts.
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Friday, 9 March 2012
The search for a war criminal - Uganda's Joseph Kony
Directed by Joseph Kony, the Lord's Resistance Army has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several African countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Sudan.
Under Kony's leadership, the LRA has abducted and forced an estimated 30,000 children to fight, kill, rape and abduct, and has forced the internal displacement of over 2 million people since its rebellion began in 1986. In 2005 Kony was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court in The Hague (Netherlands), but - so far - he has evaded capture.
Although Joseph Kony left Uganda back in 2006 and his LRA has been reduced to nothing more than a handful of soldiers, this moving documentary is a bold attempt to hunt down Africa's biggest war criminal.
Picture: 411webmagazine. Video: copyright by 'Invisible Children', San Diego, USA.