The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Joseph Kony Past and Present
Background, History and Information on the LRA and Joseph Kony
Information on the LRA, the abducted children, Child Soldiers, the war years in Northern Uganda, The Amnesty program for the LRA and the traditional ways of reconciliation of the Acholi People, and the Rebuilding of the North of Uganda..
Northern Uganda has suffered immensely from the ravages of a war that the world knew little about for many years. It is only in recent times that the attention of the Western World has turned to Rwanda. A place that was the described in a report from the UN as the most dangerous place to live in the world. A BBC report called it worse than Iraq. Yet the world knew so little about Joseph Kony, the LRA, the abducted children who were turned into sex slaves and child soldiers.
Children were robbed of their innocence and turned into assailants, from students to those who could in cold blood dismember their own family members. After Rwanda, no one thought that such violence would be seen again in Africa, but even while Rwanda was on fire, Northern Uganda had its own killing fields. The problem of the LRA and Joseph Kony is not over, it has simply shifted into other countries such as South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (currently the DRC)
In 2005 a friend of mine was building a school in what had become part of the warzone of Northern Uganda, in the town of Lira, which is home to the Langi people. I was thankful for his courage in those days that I wrote a an article for a webpage that was get thousands and thousands of visitors over the years. Most every day that page is the number one page on my site, but the information though correct in 2005 no longer applies in the present. I then added other pages to help people to understand the problems with the LRA, Joseph Kony, child soldier, Amnesty for the LRA, including stories of former enslaved children...I hope it helps you to understand the LRA...from Kampala...jon
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Last updated: 24 November 2010
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