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June 23, 2015

by Ananda Robie

Introducing The New LRA Crisis Tracker

In December of 2009, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) killed 321 people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the incredible scale and brutality of the violence, the international community did not learn of the massacre until March 2010—three months later. This attack was the catalyst for Invisible Children and The Resolve: The LRA Crisis […]

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June 22, 2015

by Ananda Robie

Keep Fighting Joseph Kony’s LRA || REBLOG: The Daily Beast

Keep Fighting Joseph Kony’s LRA  Written by: Kathryn Bigelow and Holly Dranginis ++++ In February, a man and his teenage daughter floated in a fishing boat on the Were River, deep in the heart of Garamba National Park, where Congo’s last elephants roam. Out of the forest, four armed rebels appeared, wielding AK-47s and speaking […]

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June 16, 2015

by Invisible Children

Forgiveness is the way forward

Jean Mbokihinie Koumboyo does not have any photographs of his daughter Adeline. In fact, he has not seen her in more than seven years. In 2008, when Adeline was just 12 years old, she was kidnapped by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and was forced to join the rebel group during one of the […]

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June 9, 2015

by Invisible Children

A message from Lisa Dougan

After 10 years as our fearless leader, Ben Keesey is passing the torch to Lisa Dougan who will serve as Invisible Children’s new President & CEO in 2015 and beyond. Lisa has worked with Invisible Children since 2006, and there is no one more capable or qualified than her to powerfully push our mission forward. […]

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June 8, 2015

by Invisible Children

Passing the Torch

Dear Supporters, Serving as the Executive Director of Invisible Children for the last ten years has been one of the most tremendous honors of my life. I am humbled to have had such an amazing opportunity to support our mission of bringing a permanent end to LRA violence. Every day I worked for Invisible Children, […]

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April 27, 2015

by Invisible Children

COMING HOME || Reblog: Caring Magazine

Harnessing a simple feeling to weaken fighters in the Lord’s Resistance Army By Sean Poole   Coming home is a powerful feeling. As someone who enjoys the comforts and ease of a familiar place, I am not a prime candidate for living and working in the jungles of central Africa. The desire for home was […]

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March 19, 2015

by Ananda Robie

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

A story can change the world. If you’ve been on the lookout for a good read lately, we’ve got you covered. This week, our staff has been glued to an incredible new book called Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen by Lisa Shannon and Francisca Thelin. It’s a compelling true story about a Congolese woman whose family […]

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January 8, 2015

by Invisible Children

What The Surrender of Dominic Ongwen Means to Me || By Ben Keesey

Reports surfaced on Tuesday that senior LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)  indictee Dominic Ongwen is in the custody of U.S. military forces in the Central African Republic (CAR), and that he may have surrendered voluntarily. If officially confirmed, this will be a defining moment in the mission to stop the Lord’s Resistance Army […]

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January 6, 2015

by Invisible Children

Top LRA commander Dominic Ongwen in US custody in Central African Republic

An update on January 15th, 2015 from our Director of International Programs and Policy Advisor, Lisa Dougan:The U.S. military in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR), have handed Ongwen over the the African Union forces in Obo (aka the Ugandan military). It has been reported that Ongwen will be taken to the ICC for trial, with the […]

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December 31, 2014

by Miranda Brown

It’s good to have you with us

As you’ve probably heard by now, Invisible Children is making some major changes in 2015. (If you missed the news amidst all the holiday parties and eggnog lattes, get updated here.) For the last 10 years, we’ve experienced beautiful and powerful victories, and we’ve seen thousands of people become bolder and more compassionate by standing up for […]

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