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Odongo Ambrose, 14, visits the now deserted village of Alere, Uganda, from which he was abducted two years ago and forced to join the child army of rebel leader Joseph Kony.
Odongo Ambrose, 14, visits the now deserted village of Alere, Uganda, from which he was abducted two years ago and forced to join the child army of rebel leader Joseph Kony. (Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez) Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez
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Africa and its children

Odongo was, like thousands of Ugandan children, kidnapped into a rebel army and forced, at age 12, to kill; Now free but alone, he is finding a way to live

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / November 21, 2004

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ALERE, Uganda -- Kasmiro Bongonyinge remembers sitting up suddenly in his bed. It was just after sunrise on a summer morning two years ago, and the old man, 87 years old and blind, knew something was wrong. (Full article: 4019 words)

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