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September 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging

Sometimes, people assume that force is the most effective way to end a war, but this is not necessarily the case. Recent reports from our counter-LRA partners have suggested that the most cost-effective and nonviolent way to end LRA violence is in fact to invest in helping its members to escape. Of course, this is no easy […]

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July 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Reblog // How Kony ‘hibernates’ to evade capture

As we work to protect communities from the violence of Joseph Kony’s rebel army, Ugandan and United States military forces are leading efforts to find him once and for all. But the man we made famous in 2012 is still eluding capture. Though he is thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi, recent defectors admit that they have not had […]

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June 19, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the Radar: 12-year-old girl escapes LRA in DR Congo and is received by the CDC in Kpaika

On June 9th, a 12-year-old Congolese girl, Michelle*, arrived in the village of Kpaika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) after eight months of captivity with the LRA. Michelle was abducted from her hometown last November while on her way to school. The LRA group that kidnapped her was comprised of six armed men, women and […]

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June 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Meet (soon-to-be) Doctor Geoffrey Onekgiu

When he was young, Geoffrey Onekgiu attended a school near to one of northern Uganda’s main hospitals. It gave him the perfect vantage point to watch some of the activities of the hospital’s staff and the people they were helping. “I used to admire how nurses and doctors work. My uncle is also a doctor and […]

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June 10, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Stories of the missing // Ajal Bonny

Abductions by Joseph Kony’s rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. September 8, 2002 is a day that Ajok Christine will never forget. It is the day that her son, Ajal Bonny, was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. “Before […]

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June 5, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the radar: Most western LRA attack ever reported, in Central African Republic

  The incident: Sometime between mid-April and early May the LRA attacked a small, 100 person village called Kawousa, 37km east of the Kotto River and 45km northwest of Bakouma in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is the furthest west an LRA attack has ever been reported and the first time this population had […]

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May 27, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Stories of the Missing // Odong Nelson

Captain Awere may not be a familiar name to many people living in Lagile in northern Uganda. There, he is only known as Odong Nelson. And up until a month ago, many of those who knew Nelson presumed that he was dead. But Nelson, who should be around 38-years-old today, is reportedly still alive according to […]

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May 20, 2014

by Lauren Manning

10 years later // remembering Lukodi’s victims

When the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked the village of Lukodi, Florence, like many others in her community, ran away in attempts to save her life and escape the fighting. “I am one of the survivors of Lukodi,” she announced resolutely to a crowd of onlookers. “I don’t want to say so much, but this is what happened to […]

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May 9, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

Photo Friday 2.0 // Stella’s lifesaving letter

We love photo Friday. We love it so much that after years of featuring photos from Uganda, we’re going even bigger. From now on we’ll be rotating our photo Friday amongst all of Invisible Children’s international offices to give you a snapshot (pun intended) of what’s going on at Invisible Children in Uganda and across central Africa. I know, we’re excited too. […]

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May 8, 2014

by Invisible Children

A letter from Ben Keesey on Boko Haram and the LRA

For the past week I have been out in Uganda working with our Africa leadership team on program strategy, budgets, and operations. It is in these planning meetings where organizational development occurs and where new plans are created. It was in one of these sessions four years ago that our teams agreed to expand our […]

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