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Compiled by AfricaFocus Bulletin athttp://www.africafocus.org

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Additional links athttp://concernedafricascholars.org/uganda-lra-central-africa/

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Note: All five articles below include a strong critique of the negative consequences of Invisible Children's advocacy of a military solution.

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Teju ColeNigerian novelistThe White Savior Industrial Complex (added reflections)http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/3/21/2012ArticleTeju Cole reflects on responses to KONY2012 and to his widely disseminated critical tweets. "If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement."

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Adam BranchScholar and expert on the LRAKony Part II: Accountability, not awareness4/7/2012ArticleBranch analyzes Kony Part II. Stresses that "awareness" without accountability for results of action does more harm than good.

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Milton Allimadi and Yaa-lengi M. Ngemi Journalist from Uganda and author from Congo (Kinshasa)Looking beyond Kony 2012 We can do more to help Uganda and its neighborshttp://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/kony-2012-article-1.10575264/7/2012ArticleCalls for attention to abuses by government armies opposing LRA, and for resumption of negotations.

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Ronald R. Atkinson, Phil Lancaster, Ledio Cakaj & Guilaume LacailleAuthors of Diagnostic Study of the Lord's Resistance ArmyDo no harm: assessing a military approach to the Lord's Resistance Armyhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17531055.2012.6695914/5/2012Journal article (abstract available; article requires payment or institutional subscription)"Given that unsuccessful military operations against the rebels have typically resulted in lRA retaliations against civilians, the paper urges caution in pursuing such options and awareness of likely civilian consequences. First, do no harm."

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Nicolas Tillon and Ernest Sugule KangoyangalaConciliation Resources and Regional Civil Society Task ForceBeyond KONY12http://congosiasa.blogspot.com/2012/04/guest-blog-beyond-kony2012_14.html4/14/2012ArticleAction priorities by civil society groups