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August 15, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | July 2017

Kony orders elephant poaching, LRA leaders spotted near Kafia Kingi Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. Overview Armed group violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) continued in July, with violent clashes involving ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl civilians breaking out in the towns of Bangassou, Bria, and other hotspots. Intercommunal violence reached into the […]

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August 8, 2017

by Invisible Children

Bringing Local Solutions to Life // Medical Training in CAR

A few weeks ago, our team in the Central African Republic (CAR) joined with community members from the southeastern towns of Obo and Mboki to celebrate the graduation of 16 newly trained medical officers — all of whom have been directly impacted by armed group violence. It was an exciting day for the trainees, who have […]

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August 4, 2017

by Invisible Children

The LRA Returns to Garamba National Park

Since 2012, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader, Joseph Kony, has relied on illegal ivory poaching to fund continued violence in central Africa. Based on community reports collected through our Early Warning Radio Network and countless interviews with former LRA fighters, we know that Kony frequently orders LRA commanders to poach elephants in Garamba National Park […]

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July 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

2017 Midyear Security Brief

Sectarian tensions steadily escalated in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in the first six months of 2017. In June, violence spread from Haut Kotto and Mbomou prefectures into the communities of Zemio and Mboki in neighboring Haut Mbomou prefecture. Attacks by ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl have killed at least 346 civilians in the three prefectures since January […]

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June 29, 2017

by Invisible Children

Park Rangers Essential to Stability in Africa || Bryan Christy Testifies Before Congress

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing to discuss U.S. interests in Africa and the ways in which the U.S. can play a role in stabilizing critical regions, including areas of central Africa where Invisible Children’s work takes place. At the hearing, investigative reporter Bryan Christy of National […]

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June 19, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | May 2017

A Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) group crossed the border from Central African Republic (CAR) into northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2017, abducting at least 23 people in a series of attacks on civilians en route to Garamba National Park. In eastern CAR, violence by armed groups against civilians escalated dramatically in May, with ex-Seleka […]

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June 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

New Invisible Children Report on Increasing Violence in Eastern CAR

Earlier this week, the United Nations (UN) Security Council met to discuss MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as the UN office responsible for coordinating regional responses to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) crisis. Much of the Council’s conversations centered around eastern CAR, where communities have experienced an […]

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May 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | April 2017

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces were responsible for just three attacks and six abductions in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in April 2017, the lowest monthly violence totals by the rebel group since August 2013. However, violence by other armed groups continued to rise in April 2017, […]

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May 3, 2017

by Invisible Children

U.S. Mission Against Kony Ends | What Does it Mean for Vulnerable Communities?

Last week, we released our March 2017 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief, which highlights an alarming trend of violent attacks by multiple armed groups in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). Yesterday, research organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report detailing an uptick in retaliatory attacks against civilians in central CAR over the last three […]

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April 28, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | March 2017

Our March 2017 LRA Crisis Tracker analysis brief highlights an alarming increase in violent attacks by multiple armed groups in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). This rise in violence came just as U.S. advisors and Ugandan forces were preparing to withdraw from the region and wind down counter-LRA efforts. Invisible Children continues to be gravely […]

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