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AU joins Kony hunt, but Africa was there already

Last Updated on Monday 26 March 2012
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Daily Maverick: At a press conference in Uganda on Saturday, the AU’s special envoy on the Lord’s Resistance Army (Kony’s rebel group) announced a 5,000-strong military force had been assembled to find Kony, with orders to capture or kill the warlord. “We need to stop Kony with hardware – with military hardware in this case,” said Francisco Madeira. “We are on a mission to stop him… The most important thing is that no matter how little the LRA may be, it still constitutes a danger.” The task force was due to start work on Sunday. In many ways, this elegant response is the perfect answer to the Stop Kony hysteria.

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