Viral Video Puts Spotlight on Uganda Rebel

A video campaign about a fugitive rebel leader in Africa has exploded into a viral online phenomenon, igniting debate about the group behind it and the threat posed by the rebel himself.

The 30-minute video, “Kony 2012,” focuses on Lord’s Resistance Army head Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using children as combatants — sometimes forcing them to kill their own parents — in Uganda and its environs for more than 20 years.

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