A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.
Rebels recruiting child soldiers as young as five. Some parents have sent their children into Angola to escape the forcible recruitment.
I was in Uganda then as part of a desultory international effort to rehabilitate the country after the hellish reign of Idi Amin. I found almost everything, everywhere I went, in ruins
‘Perhaps Kony 2012’s appeal comes from its “superficiality”, because that way it is able to serve up emotion. Maybe young people connect more to the emotion of stories, not their complexity. And, contrary to what we grown ups think, the kids sometimes need something more than Angry Birds and Grand Theft Auto—they would like to help capture a war criminal …
“Joseph Kony, a former altar boy subscribing to the same mchuzi mix of traditional-ne-fundamentalist Catholicism as Lakwena, and who also dabbled in the occult, had been lurking in the shadows in the last days of the Holy Spirit movement, recruiting former soldiers to his cause” This is the third part of the well-known and little-known bits of the story of …
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