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September 28, 2016

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Ongwen Trial Update || ICC Prosecutor to Focus on Gender-Based Crimes

In early 2015, former LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)-indictee Dominic Ongwen surrendered to security forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) and was later transferred to the custody of the ICC to await trial in The Hague, where he remains now that trial proceedings have begun. After being abducted by the LRA as […]

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September 14, 2016

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Flash Action Update || Two Family Reunions

In June, we broke the news that an LRA group released 12 women and children captives to a community member in DR Congo. This LRA group also sent along a message with the community member that they would release even more women and children, but only if they heard news over the local FM radio […]

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September 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

Action Alert || Urge the U.S. Government to #HaltArms to South Sudan

Since 2013, the young nation of South Sudan has been in the midst of a violent civil war. The violence, which is both politically and ethnically driven, is primarily between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, and those loyal to the Vice President, Riek Machar. However tens of thousands of civilians have been […]

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September 2, 2016

by Invisible Children

Teamwork makes the Dream-work || Central African Communities Collaborate for Safety

Just a few weeks ago, our Invisible Children team in Central African Republic (CAR) hosted a week-long workshop with members of Community Peace Committees established by Invisible Children. These volunteer peacebuilders came together from some of the most isolated and insecure areas of northeastern CAR, where we have also recently expanded our Early Warning Network. […]

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August 26, 2016

by Invisible Children

Staff Spotlight // Jean de Dieu Kandape

World, meet Jean de Dieu Kandape, Invisible Children’s Early Warning Program Manager in Central Africa. Jean de Dieu has been a key member of the Invisible Children team for just over four years and it’s no stretch to say that in that time we’ve come to love him more than a cool breeze in August. We […]

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August 19, 2016

by Invisible Children

Celebrating Heroes on World Humanitarian Day

Seven years ago, the United Nations designated today, August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of those who have come before us and those who work with us to improve the human experience and eradicate human suffering. So, today, our U.S. Invisible Children team has taken some time […]

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August 11, 2016

by Invisible Children

Central African Republic Resumes Diamond Exports Despite Concerns

In June, the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) announced that it would resume diamond exports after a three-year ban implemented in 2013 as a result of the adoption of the Kimberley Process. The ban was put in place to prevent the sale of diamonds financing armed group violence, which broke out in CAR […]

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August 3, 2016

by Invisible Children

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Community Defection Committees

At Invisible Children, we’re committed to ensuring community leadership is at the heart of all of our programs working to protect civilians from violence. A perfect illustration of this can be found in our Community Defection Committees (CDCs), which function alongside our Early Warning Network. Through locally-led workshops and an innovative Mobile Cinema program, LRA-affected […]

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July 27, 2016

by Invisible Children

What You Need To Know About Elections In DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is scheduled to hold elections at the end of the year to elect a new president. However, over the past several months, the Congolese government has pointed toward many challenges to holding timely elections. While the international community has emphasized the importance of a fair and democratic election process in […]

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July 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Report Indicates Kony May Be Rebuilding

This week we released our newest LRA Crisis Tracker report together with our partners at The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative. The Midyear 2016 Security Brief highlights key trends in the movements and tactics of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) so far this year. CLICK HERE TO READ THE MIDYEAR 2016 SECURITY BRIEF The […]

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