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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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by Rebecca Argall

UPDATE // Unconfirmed reports of the death of Kony’s second in command Okot Odhiambo: Washington Post picks up story

On Friday we brought you the UNCONFIRMED reports that senior LRA commander Okot Odhiambo, (also known as “the one who killed the most”) may be dead. The fact that several news outlets have raced to publish the story (getting confirmation of which may take some time- though recent escapees have given further credibility to the accounts) reflects […]

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February 14, 2014

by Invisible Children

Unconfirmed reports of the death of Kony’s second in command Okot Odhiambo: A message from Ben

There are reports out today that one of Joseph Kony’s most senior LRA commanders, Okot Odhiambo is dead. All unconfirmed reports of this nature should be met with caution, until they are fully verified- which will take some time. However, if confirmed, this represents a huge blow to the LRA’s leadership and command structure. Odhiambo is a […]

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February 12, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Why turmoil in the Central African Republic and South Sudan is dream come true for the LRA

To start, let’s agree that the violent crises unfolding in both the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan deserve our attention. Every human being deserves protection from violence and the promotion of their basic human rights — and that alone should compel us to seriously and thoughtfully engage the injustices taking place in CAR and South Sudan. Furthermore, the […]

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February 3, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

The plague of everyday violence // The Locust Effect

Far below the headlines, a plague of hidden, everyday violence is devastating the developing world and undermining efforts to end poverty. That’s the premise of Gary Haugen’s new book, The Locust Effect. He’s the fearless leader of our great justice-loving friends and world changing allies at IJM (International Justice Mission). He’s also someone we love to listen to and […]

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January 29, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

ACTION ALERT: Situation deteriorates in Central African Republic

Here’s a call to action. The world is sleepily waking up to the horrendous crisis occurring in the Central African Republic (CAR). Invisible Children cares deeply – not just as global citizens, but as the colleagues, friends, and family of those who are grieving and suffering because of the violence. Despite positive signs in recent weeks, […]

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January 28, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Has Kony been trying to surrender?

It’s very unlikely, according to Mr. Okello-Oryem, Uganda’s minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Many of you will have heard the recent rumors of Kony’s desire for peace.The BBC article below investigates the likely roots of these claims. To note: 1. These rumors started with a letter supposedly from Kony, published in the private Ugandan newspaper Daily […]

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January 23, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Utah: Ending homelessness with common sense

Here’s a fact: in Utah, they’re ending homelessness by providing people with homes. Crazy blue-sky thinking, I know. Stick with me, because here come the interesting nuances. Firstly, it’s actually cheaper to provide permanent housing and a social worker for each individual than the average costs of ER and jail stays for this community (about […]

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