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May 3, 2017

by Invisible Children

U.S. Mission Against Kony Ends | What Does it Mean for Vulnerable Communities?

Last week, we released our March 2017 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief, which highlights an alarming trend of violent attacks by multiple armed groups in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). Yesterday, research organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report detailing an uptick in retaliatory attacks against civilians in central CAR over the last three […]

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April 28, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | March 2017

Our March 2017 LRA Crisis Tracker analysis brief highlights an alarming increase in violent attacks by multiple armed groups in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). This rise in violence came just as U.S. advisors and Ugandan forces were preparing to withdraw from the region and wind down counter-LRA efforts. Invisible Children continues to be gravely […]

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April 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

Hillary Clinton Makes a Surprise Appearance at Tribeca Film on Garamba

Over the weekend, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Clinton joined a discussion panel following the premiere of  The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes, a Virtual Reality film by Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail, which offers a glimpse into the realities of […]

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April 5, 2017

by Invisible Children

Reblog || To Punish or to Pardon? Perspectives on Dominic Ongwen

In January of 2015, Dominic Ongwen, a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), surrendered in the Central African Republic. In the two years since he left the LRA, Ongwen has been transferred to the custody of the ICC in The Hague, where his trial began last December. Because […]

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March 24, 2017

by Invisible Children

MONTHLY SECURITY BRIEF | FEBRUARY 2017

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible for 16 attacks in February 2017 in which they abducted 70 civilians, 32 in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and 38 in the Central African Republic (CAR). The 70 abductions was the highest LRA monthly abduction total since September 2016, but was a distinct reduction from February 2016, when LRA groups abducted […]

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March 16, 2017

by Invisible Children

Five Years After KONY 2012 || How Have Things Changed?

Five years ago this month, we launched the KONY 2012 campaign. Many recognize KONY 2012 as a YouTube video that became an overnight viral sensation. With over 100 million views in just a few days, our 30-minute film about a relatively unknown rebel conflict in central Africa became the most viral video of all time […]

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February 24, 2017

by Invisible Children

Early Warning Network helps save the life of a man in DRC

Just over a month ago, our LRA Crisis Tracker reported a violent attack on three fishermen in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Behind every security incident we document are real people, with families and stories and hopes for peace in their country. This one was no different, and we wanted you to know the story behind […]

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February 23, 2017

by Invisible Children

MONTHLY SECURITY BRIEF | JANUARY 2017

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible for 14 attacks in January 2017 in which they abducted 59 civilians, the highest monthly abduction total since September 2016. However, the 59 abductions in January 2017 was a sharp reduction compared to January 2016, when LRA forces abducted 171 civilians. Nearly all of the LRA’s January 2017 abductions took place in northern […]

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February 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

Mama Koko // A Legacy of Resilience

On February 9th, a Congolese matriarch and hero, Bernadette Wilimangu, passed away. Bernadette, who had come to be known by her community as Mama Koko (which means great grandmother in Lingala) was a remarkably courageous and compassionate woman who helped carry her family and community in DR Congo through unimaginable violence at the hands of Joseph Kony’s LRA. Her life has inspired thousands around the world, including our Invisible Children team, to remain committed to ending the violence of armed groups like the LRA in central Africa.

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February 9, 2017

by Invisible Children

Peter Kidega Returns Home After 14 Years in the LRA

Last weekend, the family of former LRA fighter, Peter Kidega, welcomed him home after more than 14 years held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). We couldn’t be happier for Peter and his family. NTVUganda Footage of Peter Kidega landing in Gulu, Uganda on Jan 27, 2017. What’s Peter’s story? In 2003, Peter was […]

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