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November 21, 2014

by Liz Arthur

DRC declared Ebola-free // Reblog

A few weeks ago, we gave you an overview of the 2014 Ebola crisis – including the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the past week, DRC was declared free of Ebola. The virus killed 49 people there during a three-month outbreak, and has reportedly now been contained. + + DR Congo declares itself Ebola […]

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November 19, 2014

by Invisible Children

New Report // Kony’s LRA Participating in Illegal Trade

Today Invisible Children is publishing a statement with our partners at The Resolve and the Enough Project to shed light on Joseph Kony’s involvement in the illegal trade of ivory, gold and diamonds. The LRA collects and sells precious minerals and ivory as a means to sustain itself, resupply, and improve its relations with other armed groups. […]

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November 18, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // WHY DID KONY START ABDUCTING CHILDREN?

Since 1986, the LRA has been forcibly abducting people to join its ranks. But as support for the rebels quickly faded and the ranks of the LRA diminished, Kony started giving orders for his combatants to abduct children. But why did he decide that child soldiers were the best way to wage his war against the Ugandan government? […]

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November 14, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

The LRA poaches elephants to survive

Every day, an estimated 96 elephants are killed throughout Africa; this amounts to nearly 230,000 in the last 5 years. It is unlikely that African elephants will survive if the slaughter continues. The ivory trade is a devastating problem, and it also gives Joseph Kony’s forces the means to continue attacking innocent communities. How the […]

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November 13, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Supporter Appreciation Day // We love you because…

Thanksgiving is coming up, and we’ve got so much to be grateful for. So we’re officially declaring today as Invisible Children Supporter Appreciation Day, because you’re all pretty awesome (and because we can). In honor of your incredible commitment to peace and justice, we asked our staff to finish this sentence: We love our supporters because…  It’s your […]

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by Camille Marie-Regnault

ON THE RADAR // Two Motorcyclists Attacked by Suspected LRA

Over the past few weeks, the situation in LRA-affected areas has been relatively calm. Despite a recent resurgence of violence in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR), there have not been as many reported incidents, looting or attacks in the northern part of the country. While this is a welcome respite for the […]

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November 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Celebrate Everything // Legacy Scholarship Program Student Ocaya Jimmy

It is not difficult for Ocaya Jimmy to remember the night he was abducted by the LRA. The year was 1997, and Jimmy was 9 years old. “They came in, broke in the house where we were at and they tortured one of my cousins seriously,” Jimmy recalls. Soon after, he and four of his cousins […]

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November 11, 2014

by Invisible Children

Out of Alibis: Now is the Time to End the LRA Conflict for Good

For the last 10 years, Joseph Kony has not been an easy man to find.  He has crisscrossed thousands of miles of central African wilderness on foot, managing to elude persistent military pursuit and an indictment issued by the International Criminal Court. That is why, in light of the recent LRA Crisis Tracker report placing […]

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November 10, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // DOES THE LRA HAVE ANY ALLIES?

Joseph Kony has been spreading terror across East and central Africa for 27 years; nine years ago, the International Criminal Court indicted him for his crimes, making him one of the most wanted men on the planet. Since then, the LRA has been able to hide and survive in some of the remotest parts of […]

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