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The Altar Boy Who Rose To Become Africa's Most Wanted Man

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, was born in 1961 in Odek sub-county in northern Uganda. He was one of six children in the Acholi middle-class family of Luizi Obol and Nora Oting. Though most of the world hadn’t heard of Kony before then, Ugandans knew and feared him. The founder of the Lord’s Resistance Army unleashed a wave of violence across northern Uganda for two decades.

In the shadows of a forgotten past, Joseph Kony lived his life as an insurgent in Uganda’s Northern Region. But all that changed when a group of filmmakers challenged myths, revealed truths and ignited a global conversation about the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. This is that story.

I would just like to say that Joseph Rao Kony was one of the most dangerous leaders in Africa. He is accused of being responsible for more than 100 thousands deaths, the abduction of over 20 thousand children, and displacing more than two millions people. The International Criminal Court wants to confirm his charges in his absence and hope that renewed international efforts will find him.

Joseph Kony, the notorious Ugandan warlord, is still at large. Authorities have been unable to find him despite over 170 months of searching for him. Leaders around the world are calling for justice for the thousands upon thousands of people whose lives he has claimed and destroyed.

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