The controversial nonprofit group Invisible Children, which produced two influential documentaries that helped heighten awareness of the abduction and use of children as soldiers by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Ugandan civil conflict, has announced that it will officially close down by the end of 2015.
It goes without saying that ISIS (or ISIL, or IS, or Islamic State…) are vile. But as Gary Brecher notes, they’re a lot more like the LRA than the Taliban circa 2000–locally monstrous, but hardly a tide sweeping across…well, much … Continue reading ?
Remember #Kony2012? Of course you do. The social media campaign by Invisible Children against the war criminal leader of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army is impossible to forget because of the way so many Americans—including many white Americans—came together and amplified the cause in the name of justice and human rights.
Down, but not out, the guerrillas of the Lord's Resistance Army, led by one of Africa's most brutal militia leaders Joseph Kony, are holding on in the Central African Republic with support from the rebels who temporarily seized power last year. Show More Summary
NZACKO, Central African Republic (AP) — The African troops hoped the latest defector from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group would have fresh insight into the location of infamous warlord Joseph Kony.
Do you remember Kony? Joseph Kony, the leader of Central Africa's militant/terrorist child-kidnapping group "Lord's Resistance Army." Chances are you or someone you know was responsible for one of the 100+ million views of the video "KONY 2012" on Vimeo and YouTube. Show More Summary
Joseph Kony has named his 22-year-old son as deputy leader of his Lord's Resistance Army—and top Ugandan general Sam Kavuma says the move is a sign that Kony's control over the guerrilla force is weakening. Fighters have separated into different autonomous groups roaming across remote parts of Africa, and...
(By Juan Cole) The horrific story of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school in Borno Province, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist group has again underlined the problem…
IN THE Central African Republic’s remote southeast, people are living in fear. They fear not the religion-fuelled conflict that’s been tearing the nation apart since late last year. Instead, they fear the Lord’s Resistance Army, the bloodthirsty Ugandan rebel group whose shadowy leader, Joseph Kony, is wanted by the International Criminal Court. Show More Summary
Recently I read on Kirkus about novelists “who do really funky research.” Like Jodi Picoult who spent time in a prison. Susan Minot traveled to Uganda to get to know girls kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Peter Rock explored an underground shelter used by former members of a New Age religion. Ann Tyler has written: […]
A child looks up at her mother, unseen, who was abducted when she was 13 by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), April 27, 2012. [AP File Photo] At the President’s direction, the United States has deployed CV-22 Ospreys, refueling aircraft, and associated support personnel to augment U.S. Show More Summary
A file photo taken on November 12, 2006, shows the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. Photo by Stuart Price/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt...Show More Summary
The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and brutality that stretches across several nations. Social media helped spread the word about him.
Last week the Ugandan military revealed that they think there is a "high possibility" that Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) officer Okot Odhiambo died in December of 2013 from wounds suffered during a clash between LRA forces and Ugandan troops. Show More Summary
This photo taken on April 27, 2012, shows an aerial view over northern Uganda. [AP File Photo] A Central African was fishing on a riverbank last month when a group of 19 men, women, and children emerged from the bush and called out to him in Swahili. Show More Summary
(KAMPALA, Uganda) — An advocacy group says 19 members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, have defected in the Central African Republic where the rebels are being pursued by African Union forces backed by American advisers. Invisible...Show More Summary
If Michel Djotodia, the Central African Republic's rebel leader turned interim president, is to be believed, Joseph Kony, the head of the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, is about to emerge from the jungle and surrender. "It's true, Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush," Djotodia told he Guardian. Show More Summary
(NAIROBI, Kenya) — The United States is aware that authorities in the Central African Republic are in contact with a unit of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army but American officials “have little reason to believe” Kony is part of the group, the State Department said Thursday. Show More Summary