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June 3, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

A city on lockdown: Bangui, Central African Republic

Around the world, Sunday is a day for soccer. On Sunday May 25th, three young people in Bangui (the capital of Central African Republic, CAR), were on their way to a match between Muslims and Christians. The match was to be a part of community efforts for reconciliation in a country that continues to suffer […]

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May 28, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

Breaking cycles of violence starts with us

Movers & shakers, dreamers & peacemakers, this one’s for you. Here at Invisible Children we believe that the young people have the opportunity to end the wrongs of the past in order to demand a better future. We stand alongside our Millennial cohort across the world to say no to inequality, violence, and prejudice because […]

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May 25, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Is Kony lining up his son to take over the LRA?

Journalists have been reporting that Kony has promoted his son Salim Saleh to deputy of the LRA. Clearly this sounds like big news. While it’s worth talking about, the story is better understood with some context about how Kony strategically uses rank. Here are some things to consider: 1. Kony’s been promoting younger commanders and demoting older […]

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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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