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July 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

2017 Midyear Security Brief

Sectarian tensions steadily escalated in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in the first six months of 2017. In June, violence spread from Haut Kotto and Mbomou prefectures into the communities of Zemio and Mboki in neighboring Haut Mbomou prefecture. Attacks by ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl have killed at least 346 civilians in the three prefectures since January […]

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July 11, 2017

by Invisible Children

A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends // Remembering Nate Henn

On July 11, 2010, 74 people were killed in a series of terrorist bombings in Kampala, Uganda.  One of those killed was an American named Nate Henn. He was our friend. Before his death, Nate had dedicated almost two years of his life as a volunteer roadie with Invisible Children. In the spring of 2010, Nate led a […]

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June 19, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | May 2017

A Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) group crossed the border from Central African Republic (CAR) into northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2017, abducting at least 23 people in a series of attacks on civilians en route to Garamba National Park. In eastern CAR, violence by armed groups against civilians escalated dramatically in May, with ex-Seleka […]

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June 13, 2017

by Invisible Children

Flash Action Update // One Year Later

One year ago this month, a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters released 12 women and children, handing them over to one of our local partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The LRA group also passed along a message that they would release more captives if the 12 women and children were […]

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May 4, 2017

by Invisible Children

Mother and Children Escape LRA Captivity

In January, after eight years in captivity, a brave young mother named Hannah* escaped the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) with her children. The hope and courage she displayed and which enabled her escape are truly incredible; but they’re not unique among mothers in central Africa. Every mother wants safety and freedom for her children. You can help […]

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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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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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