Joseph Kony was born in Odek, Uganda to a family of farmers.
History of Kony and the LRA
Birth of Kony until present day.
Kony Falls Behind
Kony at age fifteen dropped out of school, quit going to church and took the role of the witch doctor in his community.
The Beginning of the LRA
Joseph Kony began this group in 1987 by violating human rights. Although, from the outside, he made it seem as if he were the "spokesperson" of God and that the purpose of the group was to press on the ten commandments to the citizens. But, thats not exactly what they turned out to do.
Arrest Warrants made for Several Members of the LRA
The International Criminal Court announced arrest warrants to five members of the LRA because they were commiting crimes against humanity.
The Ugandan Army has a Kill
The Ugandan Army was able to kill an LRA commander named Lukwiya.
Kony Gets on the U.S. Global Terrorists List
The United States Treasury Deparment puts Kony and the LRA on the terrorists list as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists".
George W. Bush Signs Directive for Support in Uganda
In November of 2008, George Bush signed the directive for the United States Command to support the Ugandan Government financially and logistically. In doing this Kony was pushed out of his camp snf 100 children were rescued.
President Obama Steps in to Attempt at a Solution
President Obama verbalizes that he will proceed in sending over 100 United States military advisors to provide training, assistance, knowledge and combat in order to capture Joseph Kony.
This marks the beginnign of Kony 2012, this is the year we will make him famous and captured him.
Jason Russell Releases Kony 2012 Video
On March 1st, Kony recieves word that Jason Russell has published a video raising awareness of his awful crimes.
The Invisible Children Organization Makes a World-wide Video
This date marks the day in which the Invisible Children Organization makes a video to raise awareness of Kony in "Kony 2012". The purpose of this is to bring Kony to justice by 2012.
Kony Video Getting Viewers
As of March 17th, The Kony video has gotten over 80 million views. It has quickly recieved attention all over the world, rainsing incredible awareness of Kony 2012.
African Union Sends More Soldiers
The African Union declareds that they intend to send 5,000 soldiers to find the LRA leader, Joseph Kony, This forced Uganda, South Sudan, and central African Republic and Congo to all join in on the fight and search for the rebel leader.
Kony up to Date
From 1987 until now, there has been records of 60,000 to 100,000 people recruited by the LRA and Joseph Kony to be sex slaves and soldiers as young as 5 years old. They have also displaced the lives of around 2 million people.
Cover the Night
On April 20th the whole country will stay up over night putting up signs everywhere, making Kony famous for what he has done wrong. We will cover the night and press forward with Kony 2012.