Ugandans have criticised the viral Kony2012 video, saying it is yet another neo-colonial campaign that portrays Africans as powerless to help themselves.

Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire says:

“I think we need to have kind of sound, intelligent campaigns that are geared towards real policy shifts, rather than a very sensationalised story that is out to make one person cry, and at the end of the day, we forget about it.”

“How do you tell the story of Africans? It’s much more important on what the story is, actually, because if you are showing me as voiceless, as hopeless, you have no space telling my story,” she said.

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Mabl, Spain