Joseph Kony

1961 - Today

Joseph Kony

Joseph Rao Kony (pronounced [koɲ]; likely born 1961) is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in Uganda. While initially purporting to fight against government oppression, the LRA allegedly turned against Kony's own supporters, supposedly to "purify" the Acholi people and turn Uganda into a theocracy. Kony proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium and claims he is visited by a multinational host of 13 spirits, including a Chinese phantom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Kony has received more than 3,814,323 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 129th most popular extremist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Joseph Kony ranks 129 out of 182Before him are Louis Farrakhan, Nancy Spungen, Charles Starkweather, Jan-Carl Raspe, Ernst Zündel, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. After him are Anatoly Onoprienko, Perkin Warbeck, Tsutomu Miyazaki, Dean Corll, Dokka Umarov, and John Haigh.

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Among people born in 1961, Joseph Kony ranks 95Before him are Guido Buchwald, Guido Westerwelle, Leyla Zana, Jon Ola Sand, Bonnie Hunt, and Uhuru Kenyatta. After him are Toby Keith, Virginia Madsen, Elizabeth McGovern, Sergei Aleinikov, Dylan McDermott, and James Rollins.

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In Uganda

Among people born in Uganda, Joseph Kony ranks 7 out of 20Before him are Idi Amin (1923), Milton Obote (1925), Yoweri Museveni (1944), Tito Okello (1914), Charles Lwanga (1860), and Mutesa II of Buganda (1924). After him are Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Yusuf Lule (1912), Apolo Nsibambi (1940), John Akii-Bua (1949), Danny Faure (1962), and Emmanuel Wamala (1926).

Among EXTREMISTS In Uganda

Among extremists born in Uganda, Joseph Kony ranks 1

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