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July 5, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

On the radar // LRA force camped near Mbomou, DR Congo

The incident: Sudanese poachers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) near Mboki began placing defection fliers around the edge of the Mbomou river and on the trail to Gwane, DR Congo, an area in northern DR Congo near the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudanese border. As the poachers headed back […]

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June 19, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the Radar: 12-year-old girl escapes LRA in DR Congo and is received by the CDC in Kpaika

On June 9th, a 12-year-old Congolese girl, Michelle*, arrived in the village of Kpaika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) after eight months of captivity with the LRA. Michelle was abducted from her hometown last November while on her way to school. The LRA group that kidnapped her was comprised of six armed men, women and […]

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June 18, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

The LRA, looting, and its life-altering effects

In the past year, the LRA Crisis Tracker has captured LRA movement and actions through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan. Just last week, the LRA Crisis Tracker reported that the LRA abducted 31 men, women, and children from a community in the Central African Republic– a […]

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June 13, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the radar: 31 abducted in CAR, father & his daughters abducted in DR Congo

Date: June 9th The incident: On June 9th, an LRA group attacked the small community of Gibanda, 10 km north of Bakouma in the Central African Republic (CAR). The LRA group looted food and non-food items from several households and then reportedly proceeded to carry out a mass abduction. Thirty-one of the men, women, and children […]

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June 6, 2014

by Miranda Brown

The LRA Crisis Tracker // A life-saving website

It turns out online media has far greater potential than sharing what you had for breakfast this morning. The LRA Crisis Tracker connects LRA activity in remote villages with the wider public, and it’s saving lives. The LRA attacks some of the most remote regions in the world, where there is little infrastructure and virtually […]

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June 5, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the radar: Most western LRA attack ever reported, in Central African Republic

  The incident: Sometime between mid-April and early May the LRA attacked a small, 100 person village called Kawousa, 37km east of the Kotto River and 45km northwest of Bakouma in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is the furthest west an LRA attack has ever been reported and the first time this population had […]

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May 23, 2014

by Invisible Children

Invisible Children investigates attacks in DR Congo + young girl escapes the LRA

Following a 44% decrease in LRA activity in 2013, the first quarter of 2014 has seen a significant increase in LRA attacks in areas of Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) the group has been historically active in. The “Bangadi-Niangara Triangle” is a region that has experienced a high-volume of LRA attacks since 2008, and after […]

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May 6, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

LRA UPDATE: Quarter 1, 2014 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief

  Want the latest on the LRA? Today Invisible Children + The Resolve launched the Quarter 1, 2014 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief which covers LRA activity between January-March 2014. Here are a few highlights from the analysis: 1. Seasonal spike in LRA attacks Typical for the regional dry season, there has been a spike […]

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April 30, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the radar: LRA abducts almost entire community in CAR, and 7 in DRC

The regional dry season in central Africa has historically seen spikes in LRA activity during which the rebel group becomes desperate for food and resorts to more frequent and aggressive looting of communities. Over the last week, groups of LRA in CAR and DRC carried out significant raids on civilians. The incidents: April 25th: At […]

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February 28, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Interview // Saskia Rotshuizen visits the LRA conflict region

Saskia is a French-Dutch American powerhouse in our San Diego office. To know her is to admire her: she’s our Central Africa Programs Coordinator, she’s brilliant at what she does, and she just got back from her first trip to Uganda and the conflict region. She’s also allergic to any kind of metaphorical sugar coating, […]

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