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Lord's Resistance Army

US suspends hunt for Lord's Resistance Army, offers rewards for leader instead

The United States has been forced to suspend its two-year hunt for Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony and instead has offered a US$5 million reward for the capture of one of the world's most wanted men. Rewards were also posted on Wednesday for three other rebel leaders wanted for war crimes.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 4:42am

Machine Gun Preacher (Film)

With a name like Machine Gun Preacher, you half expect the hero to walk around with a flaming skull. No, it's not a Marvel Comics film: it's based on real-life Sam Childers and his path from former jailed gangster to philanthropist-vigilante. And yes, folks, he likes his guns a lot.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Well-meaning mediocrity

With a name like Machine Gun Preacher, you half expect the hero to walk around with a flaming skull. No, it's not a Marvel Comics movie: this is based on the real-life Sam Childers and his path from ex-con gangster to philanthropist-vigilante. And yes, folks, he likes his guns a lot.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-gangster brings new hope to kids

Machine Gun Preacher is based on American Sam Childers' memoir Another Man's War. It tells the story of an ex-convict and ex-gang member who goes on a miraculous journey to save the children of war-torn Sudan.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Get the facts before opening your wallet for Kony 2012

I want to make the world a better place - that's what I told myself after watching Kony 2012. It is a fascinating video that has gained more than 78 million views on YouTube. The organisation behind it, Invisible Children, has more than three million 'likes' on its Facebook page.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Click power

I thought I had the internet figured out. Downloads, uploads, live feeds, podcasts, chats and on and on - the terminology and associated programs and applications reveal a rich tapestry of online life over the past 15 or so years. There is always something new to learn and master, but I had believed nothing was left that could surprise me.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

No excuse for improper behaviour

I am appalled by the disproportionate uproar and condemnation of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

While I respect the due process of law, I think that the excessive tarnishing of Tsang's name is unjust and is distracting us from the real, pressing issues that Hong Kong needs to face.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Crazy number crunch

1 0

Zero was invented by an Indian mathematician around 520 AD. Without zero, life would be more difficult today.

Rajinder Deol

2 2

For every 2 marriages in America, there is a divorce.

Pradyumn Dayal

3 3.14159265...

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Can virtual advocacy pass the reality test?

If you're a regular visitor to Facebook or use other social media sites, it is likely that you've heard about Invisible Children's Kony 2012 video. With over 75million views on YouTube, Kony 2012 has become an internet phenomenon.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Manhunt goes global

KAMPALA - Now that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are gone, the world has turned its attention to a new villain, Joseph Kony. A video campaign to hunt him down has gone viral with thousands of people all over the world signing on to call for his arrest.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am