Audio slideshow: Living in fear
Their leader is often dismissed as a madman and his fighters as little more than murderous thugs, yet the messianic Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army is Africa's longest-surviving and most-feared rebel group.
Over the past two years the LRA, which once claimed to base its ideology on the Ten Commandments, has killed 2,500 people and abducted nearly 3,000 more - many of them children.
For Radio 4's Today programme, reporter Mike Thomson travelled to Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate one of the world's most under-reported crises.Continue reading the main story
WARNING: This slideshow contains an image of a victim of mutilation.
Interviews by Mike Thomson. Field production by Lewis James. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 16 February 2011.
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