Meet Joseph Kony, Africa's Most Wanted Man
March 08, 2012
He's Africa's most wanted man, the leader of the feared Lord's Resistance Army. In what was his first interview for over 20 years, filmed in June 2006, Joseph Kony explained his reasons for fighting: "I am a freedom fighter not a terrorist. We are fighting for total democracy." It's a surprising statement from a man widely believed to be a mad fantasist fighting for God. It took nearly a year of negotiations for Kony to agree to the interview. In his jungle hideout in the DRC, he seemed relaxed and at ease. He weighed up each question with consideration and was surprisingly articulate. "The LRA has never been involved in any abductions, rapes or mutilations. That's just Museveni's propaganda." Perhaps mindful of his reputation, Kony denied suggestions God told him to fight. He did, however, admit to being guided by "very many spirits." And Vincent Otti, his number two stated: "We are fighting to defend the 10 Commandments."
From Associated Press | May 20
From International Business Times | May 20