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August 11, 2016

by Invisible Children

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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July 27, 2016

by Invisible Children

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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June 23, 2016

by Invisible Children

ICC SENTENCES FORMER CONGOLESE VP TO 18 YEARS FOR WAR CRIMES

Just days ago, on June 21, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to 18 years in jail for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR). The crimes for which Bemba has been sentenced, were committed by soldiers under his command in […]

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April 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

THREE KILLED AND TWO WOUNDED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, DRC

Our Invisible Children team grieves the loss of three park rangers in Garamba National Park who were killed this weekend in clash with armed poachers. Our hearts go out to the families of these fallen rangers, and to our colleagues at African Parks who continue to courageously protect some of our world’s most endangered and […]

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March 4, 2016

by Invisible Children

Crisis Tracker Highlights Need in LRA-affected Communities

This week we released our newest LRA Crisis Tracker report together with our partners at The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative. The State of the LRA in 2016 highlights key trends in the movements and tactics of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) over the past year. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STATE OF […]

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February 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

When Elections Work || OpEd Celebrates CAR Election Success

Earlier this month, after almost three years of atrocities and instability following a violent coup by Seleka rebels in early 2013, the people of Central African Republic (CAR) successfully and peacefully elected a new president. The success of the election was largely unexpected by the international community and is a huge win for the people of CAR […]

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January 29, 2016

by Invisible Children

FROM THE ENOUGH PROJECT || The Dominic Ongwen Trial

For the past week, the world has watched as the trial of former LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen moved forward with a confirmation of charges hearing. Below, our colleagues at the Enough Project provide helpful information on how these proceedings have developed and their significance both for LRA-affected communities and for the world of international criminal justice. In addition […]

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January 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

ReBlog || As the world watches Ongwen, LRA adds chapter to brutal legacy

In 2015, Joseph Kony’s fighters abducted 103 people in Central African Republic (CAR). In just the first three weeks of 2016, they’ve already abducted 94 individuals. Below, our colleague Paul Ronan of the LRA Crisis Initiative provides his analysis for the sudden and extremely concerning surge in LRA activities. As the World Watches Ongwen, LRA […]

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January 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

UPDATE: Trial Moves Ahead for Former Deputy to Kony

The world is watching this week as the International Criminal Court (ICC) moves forward with the trial proceedings for Dominic Ongwen, former top commander of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Of course, everyone here at Invisible Children is watching, too. For some context, Ongwen was abducted by the LRA as a young boy in […]

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September 23, 2015

by Invisible Children

Did the U.S. government get a letter from Kony?

In an article published by Gawker this week, a former U.S. Marine named Jason Constantine claims to have established recent communication with Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader, Joseph Kony, with the help of a Ugandan former LRA commander, who has been living in Uganda for several years. According to Gawker, Mr. Constantine also claims that […]

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