Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ugandan Warlord Video Takes Web By Surprise

A video campaign to bring an accused Ugandan war criminal to justice has taken the world by surprise after receiving over 25 million web hits.

Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of the Lord's Resistance Army rebels, is accused of abducting thousands of children and forcing them to become either soldiers or sex slaves.

The video claims his rebel group is behind atrocities across four African countries - Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

On Wednesday, the hashtag #stopkony, was among the top trending topics on Twitter.

The campaign that has inspired the recent interest was launched by the charity group Invisible Children with an emotional 30-minute video which has been viewed more than 25 million times on YouTube and attracted more than 150,000 comments. Read More