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April 2, 2014

by Emma Williamson

The EU commits 2.7 million dollars to the counter-LRA mission

Last week, we received the exciting news that the Obama Administration would be strengthening its efforts to help arrest Joseph Kony and end LRA violence by contributing at least four V-22 Osprey aircraft and additional military personnel to the counter-LRA mission. In the same week, we received even more encouraging news — the European Union […]

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March 26, 2014

by Invisible Children

A letter from President Obama

Before the LRA Disarmament bill was passed in 2010, no U.S. President had publicly said the words Joseph Kony or the LRA. Look how far we’ve come. Yesterday, March 25th 2014, President Barack Obama released a letter to Congress about the deployment of additional forces to central Africa, in compliance with the War Powers Act. a […]

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March 25, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Increased U.S. support to catch Kony: it’s a big deal

Yesterday our CEO Ben Keesey brought us exciting news. The US will be deploying at least four V-22 Ospreys along with additional Air-Force Operations personnel to assist with the African Union (AU) operation to arrest Joseph Kony and end the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa. Here are some of the […]

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March 24, 2014

by Invisible Children

Invisible Children welcomes announcement of increased U.S. support to arrest Kony

Late Sunday night, the Obama Administration announced its plans to deploy V-22 Osprey military aircraft to support efforts by the African Union (AU) to end the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and protect civilians in central Africa. The announcement serves as a significant and very encouraging indicator of the Administration’s commitment to help […]

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March 17, 2014

by Invisible Children

London Exhibition: “In Kony’s Shadow”

Along the Thames River runs a variety of London’s culture. From historic places such as Westminster Abbey and London Bridge, to a new age art scene and outlawed skate park – it is a hot spot for both tourists and locals to take a stroll. Located strategically along that walk is a small art gallery […]

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March 14, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

5 things you should know about the International Criminal Court

Last Friday the ICC (or International Criminal Court) made its second ever conviction. Germain Katanga was convicted of complicity in the 2003 massacre of more than 200 people in the village Bogoro, which is in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the regional proximity, the crimes of Kataga don’t have anything to do with the LRA, […]

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March 3, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

‘In Kony’s Shadow’ exhibition opens

Starting this Wednesday, the charity Christian Aid will be hosting an exhibition in London called ‘In Kony’s Shadow’. It consists of personal experiences shared through photographs, films and written accounts that the charity has collected which explore some of the scars- physical and mental- that the LRA have left in northern Uganda. If anyone’s nearby check it out and […]

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February 24, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

UPDATE// Fear and bloodshed in the Central African Republic

Last week brought more deeply disturbing stories from the Central African Republic (CAR). If some are reporting a decrease in violence, it’s probably only because almost a quarter of the population (over one million people) have now fled their homes. In the capital city of Bangui, the balance of power has transferred to ‘anti-balaka’ militias in […]

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by Rebecca Argall

Samantha Power’s gone social

Everyone loves a new Facebook friend. Ok, technically this is a Facebook like, but play along. Today, at 3:15 PST (6:15 EST), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is leading a Facebook and Twitter chat (from Facebook’s headquarters) to discuss the impact people can have in their local communities. We already love Samantha Power so […]

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February 19, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

5 things you should know about Okot Odhiambo

Invisible Children’s regional head of office, Patrick Munduga, and The Resolve’s Director of Policy, Paul Ronan, put together this piece about Okot Odhiambo. It’s been published on the Huffington Post’s blog, but because it’s so great (and for the lazy amongst you), we’re re-posting it below. Here you go: +++ 5 Things You Should Know About Okot Odhiambo Last […]

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