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August 26, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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July 20, 2016

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Kony’s LRA resurgent as Ugandan military plans withdrawal from central Africa

A project of Invisible Children and The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative + LRA abducted 344 people in CAR from January–June 2016, highest midyear figure there since 2010 + Kony’s orders led to dozens of child abductions + LRA poaching group returned to DR Congo’s Garamba National Park + 12 women and children released from LRA captivity in June […]

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July 14, 2016

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HOW WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AFFECTS COMMUNITIES

Illegal poaching and ivory trafficking by armed groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affect more than just elephants. In places like central Africa, wildlife poaching and trafficking also place local communities in immediate danger, and serves as a revenue stream for armed groups that ultimately perpetuates more violence and exploitation.   Communities in and […]

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July 11, 2016

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REMEMBERING A PEACEMAKER: NATE HENN

Six years ago today, Nate Henn and 75 others were killed in a terror bombing in Kampala, Uganda while watching the final match of the 2010 World Cup. We remember Nate today because he was a part of our Invisible Children family. As a roadie, Nate traveled the U.S. speaking at colleges, high schools, churches, […]

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July 6, 2016

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MEET THE INTERNS | BEN & SARAH

It’s pretty wild to believe that our summer interns, Ben and Sarah, have been here for a month already. It hasn’t taken nearly that long for us to fall in love with them, which is why we’re excited for you get to know them too! We sat down with these two gems for an inside scoop into […]

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