The now famous 'Kony2012' video intensified the hunt for Joseph Kony and other members of the Lord's Resistance Army. But while the movie calls for retribution, some voices in Uganda say reconciliation should take precedence. Traditional justice mechanisms might be more useful in rebuilding former war torn regions.
Local initiatives have arguably brought better results than western ideas of justice in the Ugandan peace process, inspiring LRA members to come out of the bush and hand in their guns. One example is Mama Aling's story, where 90 former fighters handed themselves in to rehabilitation centres.
The recent capture of LRA member Acellam has generated debate around the Ugandan Amnesty Act intended to promote peace and reconciliation. That law though has just been allowed to silently expire.