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February 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

When Elections Work || OpEd Celebrates CAR Election Success

Earlier this month, after almost three years of atrocities and instability following a violent coup by Seleka rebels in early 2013, the people of Central African Republic (CAR) successfully and peacefully elected a new president. The success of the election was largely unexpected by the international community and is a huge win for the people of CAR […]

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February 19, 2016

by Invisible Children

Raise your hand if you love Ananda Robie

This month, we said “Au Revoir” to one of our very best, the incomparable Ananda Robie. Ananda first joined the Invisible Children team in 2011 as a National Tour “roadie.” She arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, wearing her now-infamous homemade roadie sweatshirt — a memorable entrance for which we will forever tease her….and forever love her. […]

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February 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

TOP KONY COMMANDER SURRENDERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Over the weekend, former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander and one of Kony’s personal bodyguards, Okot George Odek, defected in the town of Pambayamba, Central African Republic (CAR) and is currently with authorities in Obo, CAR. With the help of our team on the ground in Obo, we will continue to update this blog with […]

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February 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

CITIZEN || Celebrating Advocacy Wins in 2015

Throughout 2015, we called on you to speak up and urge your leaders in Washington to stay committed to ending Joseph Kony’s violence and helping communities in central Africa rebuild their lives. As usual, you stepped up to the plate big time. Thousands of you participated in local lobby meetings (and looked great doing it, […]

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January 29, 2016

by Invisible Children

FROM THE ENOUGH PROJECT || The Dominic Ongwen Trial

For the past week, the world has watched as the trial of former LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen moved forward with a confirmation of charges hearing. Below, our colleagues at the Enough Project provide helpful information on how these proceedings have developed and their significance both for LRA-affected communities and for the world of international criminal justice. In addition […]

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January 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

ReBlog || As the world watches Ongwen, LRA adds chapter to brutal legacy

In 2015, Joseph Kony’s fighters abducted 103 people in Central African Republic (CAR). In just the first three weeks of 2016, they’ve already abducted 94 individuals. Below, our colleague Paul Ronan of the LRA Crisis Initiative provides his analysis for the sudden and extremely concerning surge in LRA activities. As the World Watches Ongwen, LRA […]

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January 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

ON THE RADAR || ALARMING REPORTS OF BOLD LRA ATTACKS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team and our staff in central Africa have gathered a series of alarming reports indicating a surge in bold, larger-scale attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Central African Republic (CAR), specifically in remote gold and diamond mining towns in an area known as the Haute […]

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January 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

UPDATE: Trial Moves Ahead for Former Deputy to Kony

The world is watching this week as the International Criminal Court (ICC) moves forward with the trial proceedings for Dominic Ongwen, former top commander of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Of course, everyone here at Invisible Children is watching, too. For some context, Ongwen was abducted by the LRA as a young boy in […]

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December 13, 2015

by Invisible Children

Highlights from 2015: A story from the frontlines

For the last year and a half, Pauline Zerla has lived in the remote town of Obo in Southeastern Central African Republic (CAR), overseeing Invisible Children’s protection, detection, and recovery programs. As her time with Invisible Children is coming to an end and she prepares to move back home to her native, Brussels, she offered […]

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December 8, 2015

by Invisible Children

Highlights from 2015: Crossing Creeks with the Early Warning Team

As a part of our “Highlights from 2015” series, Paul Ronan, the Director of The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative, reflects on his experiences in central Africa working closely with Invisible Children’s Early Warning teams in DR Congo and Central African Republic. These brave individuals, working on the front lines in LRA-affected areas, have helped connect […]

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