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The week's news at a glance.

Kampala, Uganda

The Ugandan government is offering a bounty of $11,000—an enormous fortune in that country—for the capture or killing of a notorious cult leader. For nearly 20 years, Joseph Kony has been worshiped as a god by his followers in the Lord’s Resistance Army, who are encouraged to murder their families to prove their loyalty. From his bases in southern Sudan, he has been fighting to overthrow the Ugandan government and replace it with one based on the Ten Commandments. His appallingly brutal raids on villages, in which he steals the children to be raised as gunmen or sex slaves, have terrorized the border area. Kony has boiled women alive and forced their families to eat the bodies.

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