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October 5, 2017

by Invisible Children

Obo | A Community of Resilience

Obo is a small, very remote community in the southeastern corner of the Central African Republic (CAR). It’s so remote that it’s often referred to as Africa’s “Pole of Inaccessibility” — meaning it’s one of the toughest places on the continent to reach. It’s also where one of our field offices is located and where […]

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September 29, 2017

by Invisible Children

Beloved – Aimee’s Story || Ledio Cakaj

From time to time, we come across a story that reminds us of the complicated lives of those held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Aimee’s is one of those stories. We learned the details of Aimee’s life in the LRA through our good friend and researcher Ledio Cakaj. Ledio has spent nearly […]

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September 21, 2017

by Invisible Children

World Gratitude Day | Celebrating Our Supporters

Today, on World Gratitude Day, we’re celebrating YOU — our amazing supporters. On this day set aside to commemorate all that we’re thankful for, we’re excited and proud to say ‘thanks’ to the many friends we have around the world who partner with us every day to end violent conflict and exploitation facing vulnerable communities. […]

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September 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | August 2017

Civilians targeted in eastern CAR, LRA transports ivory through DRC Overview Armed groups continued to target civilians in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in August, extending a trend of heightened violence in 2017 in the prefectures of Haute Kotto, Mbomou, and Haut Mbomou. Individuals identified as either armed civilians from the Peuhl ethnic minority or combatants […]

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September 1, 2017

by Invisible Children

How do we recognize the LRA?

For several years, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have targeted communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan with violent attacks. Since 2011 we’ve been tracking the group through our LRA Crisis Tracker. This unique and innovative mapping tool uses information collected through our […]

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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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