By Tim Hamilton, David Axe
Joseph Kony is the main risky guerilla chief in sleek African history.
It began with a trip from spirits. In 1991, Kony claimed that religious beings had come to him with directions: he used to be to steer his crew of rebels, the Lord’s Resistance military, in a chain of brutal raids opposed to traditional Ugandan civilians. a long time later, Kony has sown chaos all through important Africa, kidnapping and terrorizing numerous innocents—especially childrens. but regardless of a tremendous worldwide outcry, the Kony 2012 stream, and a global army intervention, the carnage has persevered. Drawn from on-the-ground reporting by means of conflict correspondent David awl and starkly illustrated by means of Tim Hamilton, Army of God is the first-ever picture account of the worldwide phenomenon surrounding Kony—from the devastation he has left in the back of to the lengthy crusade to defeat him for good.
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