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April 01, 2009

The Peacemaker

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Fifteen years ago in Northern Uganda, a rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army was terrorizing villages, killing and torturing civilians, and kidnapping young boys and girls to train as child soldiers. The leader of that group, Joseph Kony, is still at large and the LRA was recently implicated in brutal killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dick Gordon talks with Betty Bigombe, the woman the Ugandan government once hoped could negotiate peace with Joseph Kony. As she tells Dick, she spent years building a relationship with Kony and was devastated that the peace talks failed. She's still helping victims of war and feels some hope there will be peace.

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