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Africa After War: Paths to Forgiveness – Ugandans welcome ‘terrorists’ back

Today a doe-eyed 20-something named Betty Atto, a former member of one of the world’s most-brutal rebel armies, finally gets to take her first step toward redemption – toward the forgiveness she now seeks from the people she terrorized for so long. It’s a sun-drenched afternoon here in Africa’s heartland, and Betty stands beneath a “blessing tree,” fidgeting with the pleats in her fanciest skirt. She’s waiting with 400 other former rebels for a ritual to begin that will welcome them back into their community. Full Story

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