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Sarah Morrison finds out what traditional charities think of letting the poor spend it on what they like

The Ugandan leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony

Hunt for Kony raises fears over safety of child 'bodyguards'

Attempts to capture Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord who is the target of an internet campaign demanding that he face justice, may lead to the killings of child soldiers he uses as his bodyguards and would thus be opposed by the United Nations.

A video clip posted on the gossip website TMZ shows Jason Russell (pictured) naked in the streets of San Diego last Thursday

Kony 2012 viral film-maker had 'mental breakdown'

Jason Russell, a film-maker and activist behind the viral sensation Kony2012, will probably escape charges after running naked through the streets of San Diego last week, police said yesterday.

A video clip posted on the gossip website TMZ shows Jason Russell (pictured) naked in the streets of San Diego last Thursday

No charges over Kony2012 director's naked meltdown in street

Wife of film-maker denies drink or drugs were involved in his mental breakdown

Jason Russell was filmed running semi-clothed in San Diego

Kony narrator sent screaming to hospital

Man behind warlord internet sensation found wandering in his underwear in incoherent state

The LRA leader, Joseph Kony, is the target of an online campaign

Ugandans get first taste of Kony video – and don't like it

Few faces evoke more hatred and fear in northern Uganda than Joseph Kony, one of Africa's most wanted men whose brutal legacy was thrust back into the spotlight by a hugely popular US video.

A brutal business: Joseph Kony

When villains go viral

A film that challenges a Ugandan warlord is an internet sensation, but is collective outrage the best way to call for change?

Kony becomes target of viral campaign video

A video posted by an US activist group highlighting wartime atrocities in Africa, has proved once again the power of social media as a campaigning tool.

Mo Farah (centre) broke the British and European two-mile record but trailed home in second

Record-breaker Farah not in British winners' circle

Ennis leads home charge at Grand Prix but Kipchoge provides sting in tail

£1m payout to child asylum seekers

The Home Office has paid compensation of more than £1m, plus £1m costs, in a case involving 40 child asylum seekers who were wrongly detained as adults, it has been reported.

Riders warm up on the 56km of Siberian pine that make up the velodrome’s track yesterday

Olympic Velodrome proves up to speed on opening day

The first person to ride around the Velodrome, one of the Olympic Park's signature constructions with its sweeping roof and wood-panelled exterior, was appropriately enough Sir Chris Hoy. The second, slightly less appropriately, was Boris Johnson. That was nearly two years ago, which only goes to show how far ahead of the game the entire project has been.

Anti-gay bill brought back to Ugandan parliament

An MP who first tried to introduce anti-gay legislation carrying the death penalty for some homosexual acts reintroduced the bill yesterday, raising concerns among rights activists who have been fighting it.

Uganda's anti-gay bill reintroduced in parliament

A lawmaker in Uganda is reintroducing an anti-gay bill that received wide condemnation, including from US President Barack Obama.

Ugandan minister Betty Bigombe has attempted to negotiate with the LRA on several occasions (including below left, in 2004), but that has not stopped the group from attacking villages

Midnight's children: Could the Lord’s Resistance Army's horrific practices in Africa soon end?

For the past 25 years, children in central Africa have fled their homes in the twilight hours to avoid capture (and worse) by the marauding Lord's Resistance Army.

Vicar jailed after dozens of sham marriages

A Church of England vicar was jailed for two and a half years today after carrying out dozens of sham marriages allowing illegal immigrants to live in the UK.

President Paul Kagame previously assured the public he would step down after two terms

Kagame puts down marker for third term

Pro-democracy activists fear that Rwandan strongman plans to extend his term in office

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