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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 Invisible Children

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 Invisible Children

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 14, 2013

by Nathan Garcia

#TBT |That Time 40 Musicians Rallied To Raise $100K

In 2011, we partnered with over 40 artist to achieve something incredible: raising $100K to help build a life-saving radio tower in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Musician Coalition was formed with artists from every genre, internationally recognized and local. They came together with the goal to change communities in Central Africa forever, and […]

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November 1, 2013

by Invisible Children

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 Invisible Children

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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October 16, 2013

by Bridgette Bugay

Staff Spotlight // Melanie

Meet Melanie. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to this wonder woman, and would like to share some of the highlights from our conversation. So, Melanie, what does being Invisible Children’s operations manager in Dungu involve? What are your day-to-day responsibilities? I supervise the whole of the finance, HR, and administration for […]

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