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January 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

Fracturing in LRA after Ongwen defection threatens Kony rule, heightens threat to civilians

A project of Invisible Children and The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative + ICC trial of former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen resumes this week + New research examines dramatic events surrounding Ongwen’s 2014 defection, which spurred creation of splinter LRA group operating independently of LRA leader Joseph Kony + Fracturing of LRA since 2014 has undermined […]

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January 11, 2017

by Invisible Children

REPOST // China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

Last month, the Chinese government announced plans to ban ivory commerce by the end of 2017. As the world’s largest market for both legal and illegal ivory trading, China’s ban is sure to have a significant impact on the global ivory trade and on vulnerable communities like many in central Africa, who often experience violence associated with […]

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December 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief | November 2016

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 25 civilians in 10 attacks in November, with a significant majority of abductions occurring in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). A series of clashes involving ex-Séléka factions in and near Bria, CAR, left at least 14 civilians dead in late November. Armed groups continued to be active in northern Democratic Republic of […]

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December 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

Stories of Connection // Come Home Messages Encourage Escape

For communities in central Africa, strong connections to the world around them are vital to their safety. In this remote and isolated corner of the world, where families don’t have access to reliable communication tools, whole communities face the constant threat of armed groups that can tear families apart through violent attacks and abductions. This […]

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December 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

This Holiday Season, Connect

Every one of us shares the need to connect. But despite the fact that we’re living in one of the most globally connected times in history, we still struggle to transcend our day-to-day online interactions and develop strong, meaningful connections with others. During this time of year, we feel that struggle more than ever and […]

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December 6, 2016

by Invisible Children

Repost || The LRA is finally weakening in central Africa. Defection Messages could dismantle it.

Today, as the world watches the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, begin at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Washington Post has highlighted an important perspective on how LRA violence that continues in central Africa can be stopped. In an editorial published today, our friends and LRA experts, […]

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December 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

Update on Dominic Ongwen // Trial to Begin Tomorrow

The International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of former LRA commander, Dominic Ongwen, is set to begin tomorrow. So, in preparation, we thought we would take a moment and recap where the proceedings are and talk about what we can expect to see happen moving forward. So, what’s happened so far? In early January 2015, former […]

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November 23, 2016

by Invisible Children

This #GivingTuesday, Help Us Unlock Solutions to Peace

You know Black Friday, and by now you’ve probably heard of Cyber Monday… but have you ever heard of #GivingTuesday? If not, no worries! We’ll fill you in: While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are dedicated to shopping, either for holiday gifts or simply excellent deals, #GivingTuesday is dedicated to the celebration of giving back […]

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November 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

When The Walking Defeats You // A Look Into the LRA

“Killing seemed normal, another act in the struggle to stay alive.” – When the Walking Defeats You At the top of our winter reading list this year is the recently released story of George Omona, a former member of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). When The Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph […]

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November 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes || Camille and the LRA Crisis Tracker

Ever wondered how our LRA Crisis Tracker works? Or about the people behind it? If so, you’re in luck: today we’re here with some answers! Meet Camille: Invisible Children’s Early Warning Network & LRA Crisis Tracker Project Officer. Camille works closely with Invisible Children’s teams in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the DR Congo […]

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