UPDATE: Captured LRA Lt. Charles Okello once served as Joseph Kony’s security

On Monday, April 21, a UPDF (Ugandan People Defense Force) contingent of the AU-RTF (African Union Regional Task Force) captured LRA Lieutenant Charles Okello. Lt. Okello is a long standing mid-level LRA fighter who has been with the LRA since at least the 1990’s when the LRA war was still devastating northern Uganda. In the mid-1990’s [...] Read More

Stories of the Missing // Okello James


Abductions by Joseph Kony’s rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. James, known by the nickname Ojee Ojok, would be 24-years-old today. He was abducted from his home in 2002 at the age of 12. “On that fateful day, we [...] Read More

BREAKING NEWS: UPDF captures LRA commander and rescues 10 in CAR

The UPDF (the Ugandan military) just issued a press release reporting that after making contact with LRA forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) yesterday, they were able to capture LRA commander, Lt. Charles Okello. This UPDF contingent of the AU-RTF (African Union Regional Task Force) was also able to rescue 10 LRA captives, including [...] Read More

Monday Mini Mixtape aprilTWO

Happy Monday! Time for a lil mixtape. Each track here has it’s own specific quality that’ll make you take notice. Obviously there’s a ton of stellar songs being discovered every day, but these particular ones have a “special something”, making them stand out in a string of songs. In that case, when they’re put in [...] Read More

CNN video // Kidnapping children, from Nigeria to Uganda

Boko Haram militants. The group is responsible for the abduction of over 100 girls on Tuesday morning.

Early Tuesday morning in Nigeria, more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. Suspected Islamic extremists from the group Boko Haram have taken the girls to become sex slaves and ‘cooks’. A few of the girls escaped from the truck they were piled into by swinging off branches and jumping from the moving vehicle. [...] Read More

IC’s latest project: Community Defection Committees + Mobile Cinema

Last fall we shared a bit about a workshop that was taking place at Invisible Children’s regional office in Kampala, Uganda planning the development of Community Defection Committees throughout the LRA-affected regions in central Africa. Well, since then big things have happened… We’re excited to announce that this most recent Invisible Children program is now successfully [...] Read More

Legacy Scholarship Program // Meet Zainab Akello


There is a community in northern Uganda where, before a few months ago, few women had received university degrees. And, before now, no Muslim woman had received a university degree either. Enter Zainab Akello, a recent graduate of Kampala International University and Invisible Children’s Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP). Zainab has spent the last three years [...] Read More

Reblog // When trying to spur change, ‘the greatest sin is boring’

The following is reblogged from Laurie Goering with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. // With efforts to curb climate change bogged down by virtually every mistake in the book – messages delivered in impenetrable jargon, no clear way for individuals to take action, a focus on doomsday scenarios – campaigners might take some lessons from Ben Keesey. He’s [...] Read More

Remembering Elijah Muchiri


The entire Invisible Children community mourns the loss of Elijah Muchiri, Head of Office for Invisible Children Uganda (ICU). Elijah passed away on March 29 in Nairobi, Kenya after a long battle with on-going health issues. When Elijah joined the ICU team in June 2012, it was not just his depth of professional experience working [...] Read More

3 ways MINUSCA can tackle the LRA threat in CAR // The Resolve

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated  by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and support the sustainable recovery of communities in Africa affected by LRA abuses. — Yesterday the UN Security Council passed a [...] Read More