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December 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

Update on Dominic Ongwen // Trial to Begin Tomorrow

The International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of former LRA commander, Dominic Ongwen, is set to begin tomorrow. So, in preparation, we thought we would take a moment and recap where the proceedings are and talk about what we can expect to see happen moving forward. So, what’s happened so far? In early January 2015, former […]

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October 7, 2016

by Invisible Children

Where Have The Elephants Gone? || The Great Elephant Census and END Wildlife Trafficking Act

In August, researchers released the Great Elephant Census, a report that reveals the extremely alarming impact poaching has on Africa’s savanna elephant population. The results of this census are a clear call to action to the entire international community. We must take significant steps through international policies and on-the-ground work to end the poaching and […]

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September 28, 2016

by Invisible Children

Ongwen Trial Update || ICC Prosecutor to Focus on Gender-Based Crimes

In early 2015, former LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)-indictee Dominic Ongwen surrendered to security forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) and was later transferred to the custody of the ICC to await trial in The Hague, where he remains now that trial proceedings have begun. After being abducted by the LRA as […]

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September 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

Action Alert || Urge the U.S. Government to #HaltArms to South Sudan

Since 2013, the young nation of South Sudan has been in the midst of a violent civil war. The violence, which is both politically and ethnically driven, is primarily between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, and those loyal to the Vice President, Riek Machar. However tens of thousands of civilians have been […]

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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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