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May 2, 2019

by Invisible Children

Crisis Tracker Special Alert | Spike in Abductions in DRC

Invisible Children’s conflict analysis experts have identified and exposed an alarming trend in violent abductions in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between March 1 and April 18, 2019, armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), abducted at least 99 people in the Bas Uele and Haut Uele provinces of DRC. This is a […]

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April 16, 2019

by Invisible Children

The Significance of Omar al-Bashir’s Ousting in Sudan

Last Thursday, April 11th, was a historic day. After months of anti-government protests, the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir from power. Sudanese armed forces announced Bashir’s arrest, the suspension of the constitution, and up to a two-year transition period from military to civilian rule with Lt. General Awad Ibn Auf, Bashir’s former defense minister […]

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January 25, 2019

by Invisible Children

Scouts are an “army for peace” in CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR), as its name suggests, sits at the center of the African continent. The country covers an area of land just a bit smaller than Texas and has a population of about 4.7 million people. The national government, located in the western capital city Bangui, has little control over the country. […]

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January 18, 2019

by Invisible Children

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act Becomes Law

This week the United States government took an important step toward protecting vulnerable communities across the globe. On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act became United States law. This fresh new law represents the best of American ideas and its passage will ensure that the United States government is […]

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December 26, 2018

by Invisible Children

Louis Escaped Captivity Twice

In the Central African Republic (CAR) Joseph Kony’s LRA is one among several armed groups. Many areas of CAR where the LRA is present are in the control of one central African armed group or another. Not only does this mean that central African communities face greater risk of violence, it also means that even […]

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December 18, 2018

by Invisible Children

After 8 Years, Gloria is Going Home

Gloria* spent most of her childhood in captivity. Early one morning in 2010, when she was seven years old, a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters attacked Gloria’s community in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). She was at home with her older sister and a neighbor when the LRA abducted her. For eight long […]

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December 12, 2018

by Invisible Children

David is Home for the Holidays

This year, we have helped many former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captives reunite with their families. One of those people is David, a seventeen-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2012, David was eleven years old, in his third year of primary school. One day, he went with his mother to collect water […]

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December 6, 2018

by Invisible Children

What it Takes to Reunite Families

For decades, Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has taken people from their families and forced them to become child soldiers, slaves, and laborers, and it continues today. This year alone, our Crisis Tracker has recorded 300 abductions by the LRA, including a number of children who are still missing. Thousands of people have come home over […]

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November 26, 2018

by Invisible Children

#GivingTuesday 2018 || The Hunter and the Boy

Emmanuel* lives just outside the community of Dungu, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days, Dungu doesn’t experience much LRA violence but between 2008 and 2010, the LRA was pretty active there. According to our Crisis Tracker, the LRA killed at least 177 people and abducted 146 more during those three years alone. […]

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November 21, 2018

by Invisible Children

The Value of Courage || Meet Mama Courageous

This year for #GivingTuesday, we’re sharing the stories of people in central Africa who help their neighbors in times of need. Mama Courageous is one of those people. As part of a network of host homes, Mama Courageous opens her home to children in her community in need of a safe and loving home, including […]

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