Uganda: For the past 22 years, fanatical guerrilla Joseph Kony has led the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a rampage across the country's north and into the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan. At first, the movement aimed to overthrow the Ugandan government and establish a Christian theocracy. Today, it has deteriorated into pillaging and banditry. The movement is notorious for taking children as servants and fighters; an estimated 3,000 fill its ranks today. A cease-fire between the Ugandan government and the LRA during 2006-to-2008 talks in Juba, Sudan, inspired great hopes for peace, but the negotiations came to a disappointing end when, in April 2008, Kony backed out of the deal. Above, a woman and her children stand next to their destroyed hut in Uganda's Amuria district on Sept. 24, 2007.