The Wizard of the Nile, By Matthew Green

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In this readable and compelling account of one of the world's most baffling conflicts, Reuters journalist Matthew Green sets out to find Uganda's rebel leader Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army still terrorises much of the country, taking women and child soldiers to swell its ranks.

Green asks how "one maniac leading an army of abducted children could hold half a country hostage for 20 years". Of course it is a question that no sane reporter can really answer, but his is an enlightening tribute to this beautiful and battered country.

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