May 26, 2011

Can President Obama Dispose of Joseph Kony like he did Osama Bin Laden?

Can President Obama Dispose of Joseph Kony like he did Osama Bin Laden?


Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...
President Barack Obama - LRA Bill - from Wikipedia
One year ago today, President Obama signed into law a bill that committed to put an end to the LRA's brutal atrocities and abductions.

President Obama stated that: "[This] legislation crystallizes the commitment of the United States to help bring an end to the brutality and destruction that have been a hallmark of the LRA across several countries for two decades."

Today, LRA attacks continue and activists are urging the President to robustly implement his LRA strategy (See: Resolve).

In Congo today, LRA atrocities are still occurring, on a near-daily basis. Resolve's on the ground partner, Fr. Benoit Kinalegu stated:

"Many of us believed that President Obama's commitment to addressing the LRA threat would finally help stop our suffering. Yet one year later, we continue to live in fear as the LRA's attacks have shown no signs of decreasing." Progress has been made, but that is not enough to end the suffering and to bring about justice. 


Ebony Atlanta | May 25, 2011 at 9:52 am | Tags: activismAdvocacy groupafricaaidBarack Obama

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