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August 15, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | July 2017

Kony orders elephant poaching, LRA leaders spotted near Kafia Kingi Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. Overview Armed group violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) continued in July, with violent clashes involving ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl civilians breaking out in the towns of Bangassou, Bria, and other hotspots. Intercommunal violence reached into the […]

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August 4, 2017

by Invisible Children

The LRA Returns to Garamba National Park

Since 2012, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader, Joseph Kony, has relied on illegal ivory poaching to fund continued violence in central Africa. Based on community reports collected through our Early Warning Radio Network and countless interviews with former LRA fighters, we know that Kony frequently orders LRA commanders to poach elephants in Garamba National Park […]

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July 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

An Interview with LRA Escapees

“We were in school before. It was our 6th year. Everything was fine.” For the last four years, Camille Marie-Regnault, Invisible Children’s Protection Programs Officer, has worked with our teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure that communities in the region have the safety they need […]

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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 12, 2017

by Invisible Children

On the Radar // Frontline Response to Violence in Eastern CAR

“Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can’t go out — it’s just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook.” – Father Jean-Alain Zembi, Zemio, CAR On June 28, 2017, a clash between a local defense group and a group of armed fighters occurred in Zemio, […]

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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 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

New Invisible Children Report on Increasing Violence in Eastern CAR

Earlier this week, the United Nations (UN) Security Council met to discuss MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as the UN office responsible for coordinating regional responses to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) crisis. Much of the Council’s conversations centered around eastern CAR, where communities have experienced an […]

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May 26, 2017

by Invisible Children

Man Paralyzed in LRA Captivity Returns Home to Heal

In the last decade, hundreds of individuals have escaped or been released from captivity in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Some have been women and children, released in large groups by LRA commanders. Many were held captive for a few days, forced to porter goods looted from their own homes. Hundreds were held captive […]

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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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