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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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January 22, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Myth Busting with Bill and Melinda Gates

There’s no hope for the world, right? Actually, according to Bill and Melinda Gates, there’s not only a lot of hope, but a large amount of measurable progress that has been achieved in the last half century in terms of eradicating world poverty and tackling economic inequality. They’re authorities worth listening to. Since its launch […]

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January 20, 2014

by Lisa Dougan

Central African Republic elects a new interim president

For several months, Invisible Children has been closely following the very concerning developments in the Central African Republic (CAR). While there continue to be urgent and large-scale security and humanitarian needs in the country, there have also been a few encouraging signs of progress in recent weeks.   On January 10th, Michel Djotodia, leader of […]

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January 16, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

An in-depth look at the conflict in South Sudan

The civil war in South Sudan continues to devastate the national population and threaten regional stability. Despite formal negotiations between the camps of President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, the war continues with little optimism that these diplomatic efforts will prove successful. The war was initially framed by the international media as an “ethnic […]

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December 30, 2013

by Invisible Children

Update: African leaders press for peace in South Sudan

As clashes between government troops and rebels in South Sudan continue, the UN has reported that 180,000 people have been displaced and over 1,000 have been killed since mid-December. Below is an article from the New York Times that gives an overview of the conflict, and discusses the efforts being taken toward a peaceful resolution. + […]

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