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May 20, 2014

by Lauren Manning

10 years later // remembering Lukodi’s victims

When the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked the village of Lukodi, Florence, like many others in her community, ran away in attempts to save her life and escape the fighting. “I am one of the survivors of Lukodi,” she announced resolutely to a crowd of onlookers. “I don’t want to say so much, but this is what happened to […]

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May 12, 2014

by Noelle Jouglet

Ambassador Power compelled to speak out against the LRA once again

This morning, the United Nations Security Council met to discuss the international community’s continued and shared responsibility to stop Joseph Kony and the violence committed by his Lord’s Resistance Army. The United States’ Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, presented a powerful public speech discussing the progress made with the counter-LRA mission while comparing the […]

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May 8, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Joseph Kony’s in Kafia Kingi

Here’s one of the most important questions in the world: where on earth is Joseph Kony? On Tuesday, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon released a statement publicly confirming what Invisible Children has known for a while: he’s hiding in Kafia Kingi. Kafia Kingi is a Sudanese controlled ‘enclave’ bordering South Sudan and the Central African Republic. […]

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May 5, 2014

by Noelle Jouglet

#BringBackOurGirls and #KONY2012- why a hashtag is only the start

It’s been three weeks since over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds by the terrorist group Boko Haram (who today claimed responsibility for the abductions in a harrowing video where the group smiles and laughs as they tell the world that they plan to “sell” the girls). The story broke, then went silent. As […]

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April 30, 2014

by Noelle Jouglet

UPDATE: Kidnapping children, from Nigeria to Uganda

  News continues to come from Nigeria in regards to the story of 234 schoolgirls (a number that was originally thought to be closer to 100) abducted and taken as ‘wives’ for Boko Haram militants. There have been reports of the abductors firing celebratory gunshots following scenes of mass marriages, with the young women being […]

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April 24, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Democracy in the digital age

Does the U.S. government serve its ordinary citizens, or does it pander to the interests of the rich and powerful? A recent study (analysed in this Quartz article) has claimed that the decisions made by U.S. government are not based on the concerns of average people, but on the desires of the elite. It’s a […]

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April 23, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

UPDATE: Captured LRA Lt. Charles Okello once served as Joseph Kony’s security

On Monday, April 21, a UPDF (Ugandan People Defense Force) contingent of the AU-RTF (African Union Regional Task Force) captured LRA Lieutenant Charles Okello. Lt. Okello is a long standing mid-level LRA fighter who has been with the LRA since at least the 1990’s when the LRA war was still devastating northern Uganda. In the mid-1990’s […]

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April 22, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

BREAKING NEWS: UPDF captures LRA commander and rescues 10 in CAR

The UPDF (the Ugandan military) just issued a press release reporting that after making contact with LRA forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) yesterday, they were able to capture LRA commander, Lt. Charles Okello. This UPDF contingent of the AU-RTF (African Union Regional Task Force) was also able to rescue 10 LRA captives, including […]

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April 14, 2014

by Noelle Jouglet

Reblog // When trying to spur change, ‘the greatest sin is boring’

The following is reblogged from Laurie Goering with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. // With efforts to curb climate change bogged down by virtually every mistake in the book – messages delivered in impenetrable jargon, no clear way for individuals to take action, a focus on doomsday scenarios – campaigners might take some lessons from Ben Keesey. He’s […]

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by Noelle Jouglet

3 ways MINUSCA can tackle the LRA threat in CAR // The Resolve

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated  by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and support the sustainable recovery of communities in Africa affected by LRA abuses. — Yesterday the UN Security Council passed a […]

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