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May 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

On the Radar || LRA Group In Garamba

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team has gathered a series of reports through our Early Warning Network indicating the renewed presence of an LRA group within DR Congo’s Garamba National Park in eastern Congo. Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been consistently targeted by the LRA in […]

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May 19, 2016

by Invisible Children

This Day in History || The Lukodi Massacre

Today marks the 12th anniversary of one of the most brutal attacks committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. On May 19th, 2004, more than sixty people lost their lives at the hands of Joseph Kony’s army in what has since been called the Lukodi Massacre. Last month, our Invisible Children team […]

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May 8, 2016

by Invisible Children

Who runs the world? Moms like Melanie.

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating one of the best moms we know. Meet Melanie Zawadi, Invisible Children’s Head of Office in DR Congo. Back in 2010, when Invisible Children first started working with communities in DR Congo (DRC) targeted by LRA violence, Melanie was one of the first community leaders we met. We were introduced […]

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May 3, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes || 2016 Regional Summit

Last month, the Invisible Children US team headed to central Africa for our 2016 Regional Summit. This Summit is a time for us to meet in person with our staff and partners who do the day-to-day work of ending LRA violence and helping communities recover. It’s an important opportunity to listen to the voices of […]

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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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