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A theme that recurred throughout the seminar was the distinction between two kinds of activism: one, principled solidarity with the people affected, pursuing solutions that they themselves define; and two, advocacy for a U.S. (or other western nation) policy response, that frequently defines success in terms of adopting a policy, rather than resolving the situation in the country concerned.

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WPF encourages its audience to check out the new coalition effort, Making Sense of Kony. This site includes a blog, resources, frequently asked questions and more about the LRA and Uganda, offering crucial background information and expert analysis necessary for informed action. Among the contributors is WPF’s Alex de Waal. The group describes [...]

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My answer to the question, “if you criticize KONY2012, what would you do?” is that African and international efforts have already solved most of the problems associated with the LRA and the conflict and humanitarian crisis in northern Uganda, and are making progress in the remaining areas. Let’s keep up those efforts.

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