Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday.
"Kony 2012" is still going strong. The World's Jason Margolis visited an 8th grade history class at Cambridge Friends School, a private school in Massachusetts, to get a sense of what the students there think of the film and its message.
Facebook and Twitter users have often been accused of being 'slacktivists', a term for social media users who use "feel-good" methods, such as clicking or 'liking' in support of an issue or social cause. These methods have been criticized as having little or no practical real-life effect, but others disagree.
As of Friday, "Kony 2012," a video produced by the non-profit group Invisible Children has been viewed over 56 million times. It's a call for global awareness and action against the notorious Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. But there's been criticism of the filmmaker as well.
More than 32 million people have watched the video about Joseph Kony, infamous leader of the Ugandan guerrilla group, the Lord's Resistance Army. The new video is introducing Kony to a lot of people, but it's also generating a lot of criticism.
US has announced it will send trainers into Uganda to help the military there take on the Lord's Resistance Army. But we've done this before and nothing changed.