Ugandans wonder: Is US after Kony, or oil?

First published in the Boston Globe, Saturday 19, November 2011

 Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is the head of a group considered responsible for many atrocities.FILE 2006/ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is the head of a group considered responsible for many atrocities.

 

UGANDANS  GREETED President Obama’s decision last month to deploy 100 US military advisers to central Africa to assist in the manhunt for rebel leader  Joseph Kony with mixed feelings. Immediately, social media outlets were abuzz with the fear that the United States was only interested in Uganda’s nascent oil sector.  Continue reading

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