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# Kony 2012

All time
Column: The way some people view African countries is inherently racist – as Kony 2012 shows
The Invisible Children campaign went viral worldwide last year – but it was deeply racist, politically motivated, and presented a Uganda that does not exist, writes Kevin McPartlan.
# Kony 2012
Kony 2012: One year later, Invisible Children still focused on ending violence
This time last year the world first saw the Kony 2012 viral YouTube video. The producers say that although he is yet to be apprehended, they are still focused on ending LRA violence.
# Irish Aid
Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers
The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.
# Clicktivism
'Clicktivism isn't a replacement for boots-on-the-ground activism - but it does work' takes a look at the phenomena of clicktivism, its lesser cousin slacktivism and its out-of-control sibling hactivism.
# Kony 2012
Department says it received two emails in relation to 'Kony 2012' campaign
The campaign to bring the alleged Ugandan warlord to justice was not the subject of any mass lobbying in Ireland.
# Kony 2012
EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"
Catherine Ashton declares the EU’s support for a Joint Operations Centre to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army.
# Prime Numbers
Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics
Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?
# Kony 2012
Video: Invisible Children release sequel video to Kony 2012
The original Kony 2012 video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube – now the charity has released a second video responding to criticisms.
# Kony 2012
Sequel to Kony 2012 viral video expected today
The ‘Stop Kony’ video has been viewed over 86 million times on YouTube since its release last month.
# Viral Video
Watch: Two-year-old's Elvis impersonation becomes viral hit
So good, it’s beaten the Kony 2012 video as the most viral of all time.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your essential news round-up of the day’s biggest stories, plus bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
# Kony 2012
Tánaiste is 'greatly concerned' that Joseph Kony remains at large
The African Union has said it will step up the hunt for the Ugandan rebel leader and his men.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: St Patrick’s Day
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Kony 2012
'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation
Jason Russell’s wife says that he “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration”.
# Kony 2012
Man behind 'Kony 2012' video detained and hospitalised
Jason Russell was detained by police yesterday after allegedly masturbating in public while wearing just his underwear.
# Viral Video
Filmmaker defends Kony 2012 campaign as video reaches over 56m hits
Critics have suggested an ulterior motive for Jason Russell’s campaign to bring alleged war criminal Joseph Kony to justice through a viral video campaign.