Beyond Kony: Child Soldiers Widespread in Africa

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Joseph Kony is leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, a group that has terrorized northern Uganda and abducted as many as 30,000 children from the 1990s to early 2000s.

Most recently, the group Invisible Children shed light to LRA crimes through its "Kony 2012" documentary.

More than 80 million people have watched the 30-minute YouTube video, which was made to rally efforts to capture Kony and put an end to his group.

Yet, some say Kony is no longer a threat to Uganda. It's believed he's been driven from the country, and now only has about 300 followers.

Others say the video is doing a good thing by bringing awareness to the issue of child soldiers in Africa, an issue that aid groups say goes beyond Kony.

For more on the abuses many children in Africa are facing, CBN News spoke with Jesse Eaves, policy advisor for children in crisis at the Christian humanitarian group World Vision.

Eaves also once served as operations manager for Invisible Children in Uganda.

He said kids throughout the African continent are victims of conscription and exploitation, and not just under Joseph Kony's grip.

Click play for his comments on Christian World News March 16.

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