State of War

Live Chat About Kony with Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah, former child soldier and author of A Long Way Gone, joined us to discuss KONY 2012 and his own experiences. Read the transcript here. Plus, read Scott Johnson's Newsweek piece about going on the hunt for Joseph Kony.

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Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone and a former child soldier, joined us at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 19, to discuss KONY 2012. Read the transcript below.

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