I never believed Kony and his army were in the Sudan. I always just presumed they were in Uganda.
Ugandan forces captured a senior commander of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-Central African Republic border, an army official said Sunday, in what an analyst said was an “intelligence coup” for forces hunting for Kony.
Lt. Col. Abdul Rugumayo, intelligence chief for Uganda’s military operation against the Lord’s Resistance Army, said Caesar Acellam was captured Saturday with two other rebel fighters as they tried to cross a river called Mbomu.
Although he is not one of the LRA commanders indicted along with Kony in 2005 by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ugandan officials say he was one of Kony’s top military strategists and a reliable fighter.
“He is in good condition,” Col. Rugumayo said of the commander. “He was captured with two other rebels. They were in a group of 30 rebels.”
He said the others escaped.
Fuck, none of their stories make any sense.
Jason Russell, the filmmaker behind the KONY 2012 video, has been diagnosed with reactive psychosis following an incident where he was detained for publicly masturbating near Sea World, according to a statement from his wife, Danica Russell:
“Thank you to those who continue to support both us, and Invisible Children. The organization is an extension of our family, and we hope that Jason’s vision and work toward peace in the region remains the focus, and comes as soon as possible, as they continue to work in his absence.
We would, again, like to make it clear that Jason’s incident was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body. The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration. Though new to us, the doctors say this is a common experience given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks. Even for us, it’s hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention – both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days.
Jason will get better. He has a long way to go, but we are confident that he will make a full recovery. He is, and will remain, under hospital care for a number of weeks; and after that, the recovery process could take months before he is fully able to step back into his role with Invisible Children. During that time, we will focus not on a speedy recovery, but a thorough one.
On Jason’s behalf, keep your attention turned to the end of Africa’s longest running conflict, and setting a precedent for all future injustice.
With love and overflow of gratitude for your prayers, we thank you.”
Almost exactly one week after viral video campaign Kony 2012 alerted millions of viewers to the horror of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, the start of what was supposed to be an international activism campaign to spur the U.S. military to arrest him, the world appears to have lost interest. According to Google data posted above, searches for Kony have dropped precipitously, as have his mentions in the news. Search volume looks to be dropping pretty rapidly back down toward zero, where it was throughout the now-over years of Kony’s worst atrocities. The chart looks almost identical for U.S.-only searches.