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The USA renews the LRA excuse in East and Central Africa
by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison
Wednesday Feb 20th, 2013 5:45 PM
An AP newswire posted to outlets all over the world last week said that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has sent 500 troops to join a Uganda-led military effort to hunt down Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of the Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, bringing the number of African soldiers deployed against the LRA up to 3,350, assisted by U.S. Special Forces. KPFA spoke to Milton Allimadi, one of the many Africa activists and scholars who have, for years, debunked the LRA excuse for introducing troops into East and Central Africa.

John Prendergast, left, co-founder of the Enough Project, has said that President Obama should, quote, unleash the dogs of war and let them hunt, unquote, for Kony and the LRA. Milton Allimadi, right, Ugandan American Editor of the Black Star News, says that the hunt for Kony and the LRA are an excuse to introduce U.S. troops and military operations to secure oil in East and Central Africa.

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by Travis
Saturday Feb 23rd, 2013 9:31 AM
Using so-called journalists who are known for their biases and conspiracy theories is not real journalism. The LRA are a serious threat and you do a disservice to the people who are killed, raped, and abducted by them every day.