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April 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

Hillary Clinton Makes a Surprise Appearance at Tribeca Film on Garamba

Over the weekend, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Clinton joined a discussion panel following the premiere of  The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes, a Virtual Reality film by Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail, which offers a glimpse into the realities of […]

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April 5, 2017

by Invisible Children

Reblog || To Punish or to Pardon? Perspectives on Dominic Ongwen

In January of 2015, Dominic Ongwen, a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), surrendered in the Central African Republic. In the two years since he left the LRA, Ongwen has been transferred to the custody of the ICC in The Hague, where his trial began last December. Because […]

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January 11, 2017

by Invisible Children

REPOST // China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

Last month, the Chinese government announced plans to ban ivory commerce by the end of 2017. As the world’s largest market for both legal and illegal ivory trading, China’s ban is sure to have a significant impact on the global ivory trade and on vulnerable communities like many in central Africa, who often experience violence associated with […]

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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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