Is ‘Kony 2012’ Helpful or Harmful to Africans?

Ask questions before you give.

I’ve been reading criticisms by Africans on the viral video “Kony 2012” and I’m sympathetic to some of their points. The civil wars in Africa have existed in various parts of the continent for decades, oftentimes financed by “blood diamonds.” From Idi Amin to Charles Taylor to Mugabe to Kony …