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March 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes with Paul Ronan

Have you met our BFF, Paul Ronan? Paul Ronan is the Director of The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative, one of our greatest allies in efforts to end LRA violence, and a total gem. You may remember his reflections on crossing mildly-treacherous central African creeks with our Early Warning Network teams in a blog late last year. Paul […]

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March 8, 2016

by Invisible Children

Newsweek highlights LRA Crisis Tracker and surge of LRA violence in CAR

Last week, Newsweek published an editorial authored by our CEO, Lisa Dougan, and Paul Ronan of the Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative, in which they reflected on the alarming increase in attacks and abductions by Joseph Kony’s fighters in eastern Central African Republic (CAR), and the critical role that brave community members are playing in exposing these crimes […]

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February 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

When Elections Work || OpEd Celebrates CAR Election Success

Earlier this month, after almost three years of atrocities and instability following a violent coup by Seleka rebels in early 2013, the people of Central African Republic (CAR) successfully and peacefully elected a new president. The success of the election was largely unexpected by the international community and is a huge win for the people of CAR […]

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February 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

TOP KONY COMMANDER SURRENDERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Over the weekend, former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander and one of Kony’s personal bodyguards, Okot George Odek, defected in the town of Pambayamba, Central African Republic (CAR) and is currently with authorities in Obo, CAR. With the help of our team on the ground in Obo, we will continue to update this blog with […]

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February 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

CITIZEN || Celebrating Advocacy Wins in 2015

Throughout 2015, we called on you to speak up and urge your leaders in Washington to stay committed to ending Joseph Kony’s violence and helping communities in central Africa rebuild their lives. As usual, you stepped up to the plate big time. Thousands of you participated in local lobby meetings (and looked great doing it, […]

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January 29, 2016

by Invisible Children

FROM THE ENOUGH PROJECT || The Dominic Ongwen Trial

For the past week, the world has watched as the trial of former LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen moved forward with a confirmation of charges hearing. Below, our colleagues at the Enough Project provide helpful information on how these proceedings have developed and their significance both for LRA-affected communities and for the world of international criminal justice. In addition […]

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January 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

ReBlog || As the world watches Ongwen, LRA adds chapter to brutal legacy

In 2015, Joseph Kony’s fighters abducted 103 people in Central African Republic (CAR). In just the first three weeks of 2016, they’ve already abducted 94 individuals. Below, our colleague Paul Ronan of the LRA Crisis Initiative provides his analysis for the sudden and extremely concerning surge in LRA activities. As the World Watches Ongwen, LRA […]

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January 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

ON THE RADAR || ALARMING REPORTS OF BOLD LRA ATTACKS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team and our staff in central Africa have gathered a series of alarming reports indicating a surge in bold, larger-scale attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Central African Republic (CAR), specifically in remote gold and diamond mining towns in an area known as the Haute […]

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January 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

UPDATE: Trial Moves Ahead for Former Deputy to Kony

The world is watching this week as the International Criminal Court (ICC) moves forward with the trial proceedings for Dominic Ongwen, former top commander of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Of course, everyone here at Invisible Children is watching, too. For some context, Ongwen was abducted by the LRA as a young boy in […]

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November 23, 2015

by Lisa Dougan

2015: Our Year in Review

We started 2015 with the odds stacked against us. But thanks to your generous support, paired with the ambition and grit that is at the core of Invisible Children’s DNA, we are ending the year more encouraged than we could have ever imagined. ++++ Dear Invisible Children Family, I talked a big game. Earlier this […]

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