Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, an African militia that has abducted more than 30,000 children in Uganda over 26 years. He forces the boys to fight in his rebel group and sells the girls as slaves. Nearly two million people have been displaced by fighting his militia has initiated.
His story is remarkable and frightening. Kony was born in 1961 in northern Uganda. His aunt, Alice Auma, was the tribal mystic of the Acholi people. She convinced many in her tribe that God wanted them to unseat the government and initiate a paradise on earth. He inherited his power and movement from her, claiming that he is a spokesman for God and a spirit medium.