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December 1, 2015

by Invisible Children

A special message from our #GivingTuesday matching donor

It’s #GivingTuesday! Time to snap out of that Thanksgiving food coma and look alive. We have an ambitious goal to raise $10,000 by this Friday, and we’re going to need your help. DONATE TODAY Our dedicated and courageous staff in central Africa are eager expand our Early Warning Radio Network into communities that have been […]

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November 21, 2014

by Liz Arthur

DRC declared Ebola-free // Reblog

A few weeks ago, we gave you an overview of the 2014 Ebola crisis – including the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the past week, DRC was declared free of Ebola. The virus killed 49 people there during a three-month outbreak, and has reportedly now been contained. + + DR Congo declares itself Ebola […]

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July 10, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Invisible Children Values // Jump first, fear later

Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Okay, maybe that’s a little too much, but have you ever challenged yourself? Pushed yourself to do something that scared the bejeezus out of you? And maybe in that moment, you took a deep breath and jumped. You did it. And if you are reading this, you survived. And […]

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April 4, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

ON THE RADAR: LRA activity continues to surge near Nambia, DRC

Several weeks ago we reported a surge in LRA activity in Nambia-Ngbangala (aka Nambia), a village in the Haut-Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 11 attacks near the village between February 2-25. While the attacks seemed to subside during the last week of February and into early March, LRA activity has again spiked […]

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March 3, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

The LRA in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interview with Sean Poole

Reports from our Early Warning Network have shown a surge in LRA attacks in Nambia-Ngbangala, a village in the Haut-Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Invisible Children’s counter-LRA experts collected the reported information then analyzed it to share with partners and other counter-LRA actors in the region. Here’s what they’ve found: During the […]

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December 28, 2013

by Noelle Jouglet

A new beginning // Okot Aldo Kilama

Every child abducted by Joseph Kony’s rebel army is robbed of his childhood and a normal life — until he escapes. This is the story of a new beginning.  When Okot Aldo Kilama was 13 years old, he was abducted by the LRA in the middle of a 1998 night as he was sleeping in […]

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December 23, 2013

by Noelle Jouglet

A new beginning // Otim Charles

Every child abducted by Joseph Kony’s rebel army is robbed of his childhood and a normal life — until he escapes. This is the story of a new beginning. On an afternoon in 2003, Otim Charles was 16 as he ran for his life away from LRA rebels. They caught him and took him across […]

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November 27, 2013

by Bridgette Bugay

South Sudan attacks: Update from Ezo

Just a couple weeks ago we received reports of the first LRA attack in South Sudan in over two years. It is troubling to see such disturbances in a region that had been relatively safe from LRA violence for so long. Shortly after the receiving these reports, we traveled to Ezo, the community that was […]

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November 1, 2013

by Noelle Jouglet

The 5 times Joseph Kony was almost captured

Sign up to fundraise for programs that dismantle Joseph Kony’s army from within Over the past two weeks, two high-profile articles have come out revolving around counter-LRA operations in central and East Africa. The New Yorker’s “How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony” and The Washington Post’s “Kony 2013: U.S. quietly […]

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October 25, 2013

by Noelle Jouglet

Celebrate Everything // Banda FM opens in Democratic Republic of Congo

Today we celebrate the grand opening of Banda FM – the first and only independent radio station in the Bas Uele district of Democratic Republic of Congo. The radio tower transmits signals over 100km and is an impressive 300 feet tall. It provides a critical means of communication from the community to members of the […]

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