Nevertheless, public awareness has an important role to play in pressuring the US administration and other national and international actors to sustain/increase their efforts to capture/kill Kony. Public pressure here is especially relevant, since there are few significant other strategic (economic, security, etc.) interests at stake in this region for the US or other Western nations. Though, one also has to keep in mind that even the capture/killing of Kony is not likely to radically improve the security situation in Central Africa.
Foreign Affairs published an interesting article on that last year:
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articl...kes-on-the-lra.. a superficial focus on the activities of one man and a few of his commanders largely sidesteps the point. ... Until the underlying problem -- the region's poor governance -- is adequately dealt with, there will be no sustainable peace. Seriously addressing the suffering of central Africans would require engagement of a much larger order. A huge deployment of peacekeeping troops with a clearly recognized legal mandate would have to be part of it. ... It would require a long-term commitment and would be targeted not only at chasing the LRA. Moreover, it would make the protection of the local populations a key priority.