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LRA

Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Uganda, South Sudan, and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Summary

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was begun under other names by Joseph Kony in the early 1980's, drawing initial support by the resentment among the Acholi of northern Uganda at the overthrow of ethnic Acholi President Tito Okello by Yoweri Museveni. Kony's methods include heavy use of Christian iconography and child soldiers. His army has been reduced to a few hundred fighters, and operates between Uganda, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic. IRIN has an excellent backgrounder on the group.
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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 96.1 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 3
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 869,000 IDPs
WFP Hunger Map: 18 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to:
allafrica.com Uganda: A Courageous Life After Escaping the Lord's Resistance Army 06/27
allafrica.com Uganda: From Joseph Kony's 'Wife' to Peace Advocate - a Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life 06/27
un.org FEATURE: From Joseph Kony’s ‘wife’ to peace advocate – a courageous young woman’s journey to reclaim her life 06/23
invisiblechildren.com Flash Action Update || Thank you for taking action 06/22
invisiblechildren.com ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY WE STAND #WithRefugees 06/20
invisiblechildren.com Papa Joseph || Father of Invisible Children CAR 06/18
npr.org How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self 06/17
monitor.co.ug LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa 06/17
reuters.com Lord's Resistance Army rebels kidnap 17 in Central African Republic 06/16
globalsecurity.org At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/16
invisiblechildren.com FLASH ALERT: LRA RELEASES 12 WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND COULD FREE MORE 06/15
modernghana.com LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa: UN 06/15
un.org At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/15
monitor.co.ug US says it's still 'working closely' with Uganda to eliminate LRA 06/13
nation.co.ke US vows to work with Uganda against LRA 06/12
stripes.com Uganda to withdraw troops from Central African Republic 06/10
invisiblechildren.com Ugandan Government Announces Plans to Abandon Mission to Stop Kony 06/10
theeastafrican.co.ke Uganda to withdraw troops hunting LRA rebels in Central African Republic 06/10
globalsecurity.org Rebels kidnap 100 civilians in DR Congo: UN 06/08
appablog.wordpress.com 601ème réunion PSC sur la mise en œuvre de l’Initiative de coopération régionale pour l’éliminat ion de l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) 06/07
allafrica.com Uganda: Massacre Survivors Back Ongwen Trial 06/07
appablog.wordpress.com 601st PSC meeting on the implementation of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) 06/07
realcleardefense.com Uganda on the Brink 06/05
allafrica.com Central African Republic: Witchcraft Among 269 Rights Violations in CAR, Says UN 06/03
sudantribune.com Sudan turns down joining anti-LRA regional group 06/01
allafrica.com Uganda: Former LRA Commander Ongwen ICC Trial Starts in December 05/31
monitor.co.ug LRA’s Ongwen ICC trial starts in December 05/31
invisiblechildren.com On the Radar || LRA Group In Garamba 05/25
monitor.co.ug International Criminal Court: Africa is a target, not participant 05/20
turkishweekly.net Notorious African rebel chief 'using ivory to buy arms' 05/20
invisiblechildren.com This Day in History || The Lukodi Massacre 05/19
appablog.wordpress.com Opening Ceremony of the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) 05/18
allafrica.com Uganda: Police Close Road Over Bomb Scare 05/16
monitor.co.ug Police close road over bomb scare 05/14
monitor.co.ug Museveni remarks a mockery - US government 05/13
punchng.com Kwara Assembly wants Yekini immortalised 05/10
invisiblechildren.com Who runs the world? Moms like Melanie. 05/08
allafrica.com Uganda: Accountability and Child Soldiers 05/06
allafrica.com Priest Who Alerted the World of LRA Abuses Dies 05/02
allafrica.com Uganda: ICC Promises LRA Rebels Immunity if They Surrender 04/27
monitor.co.ug ICC assures LRA rebels 04/26
apanews.net Restriction de mouvement transfrontalier de trésorerie au Liberia 04/23
allafrica.com Uganda: Infographic - 10 Facts About the Atiak Massacre 04/22
allafrica.com Uganda: Grenades Littered in Gulu Bushes 04/22
monitor.co.ug INFOGRAPHIC: 10 facts about the Atiak massacre 04/21
apanews.net Centrafrique : Deux combattants de la LRA ont encore fait défection 04/19
allafrica.com UN Condemns Killing of Moroccan Peacekeeper 04/19
un.org Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper 04/18
allafrica.com Uganda: Landmark Trial of Rebel Commander Kwoyelo to Start in May 04/15
apanews.net Ouganda : La LRA appelle à de nouveaux pourparlers de paix 04/13
allafrica.com Remembering Congo's Abbé Benoît Kinalegu 04/12
monitor.co.ug Gulu LRA rehabilitation centre giveaway splits council 04/04
monitor.co.ug Ongwen appeals ICC’s 70 charges 04/03
monitor.co.ug Bigirimana lauds First Lady in two new books 04/03
allafrica.com Uganda: Military Option Won't Quench Clashes in Bundibugyo, Kasese 04/01
impunitywatch.com ICTJ | World Report March 2016 – Transitional Justice News and Analysis 03/30
allafrica.com Uganda: Hague Court Confirms All 70 Charges Against Dominic Ongwen 03/24
allafrica.com Central Africa: ICC Judges Confirm Charges Against LRA's Dominic Ongwen 03/24
france24.com Early warning system protects CAR villages from rebel attacks 03/24
monitor.co.ug ICC confirms all 70 charges against Ongwen 03/23
mg.co.za UN praises Uganda's treatment of refugees fleeing from neighbouring countries 03/23
independent.co.ug ICC confirms 70 charges against LRA's Ongwen 03/23
enoughproject.org Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching - A Threat to Animals, Atrocity Prevention, and Transparency 03/21
bbc.co.uk Africa's top Twitter moments of the past decade 03/21
invisiblechildren.com Behind the Scenes with Paul Ronan 03/14
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The African Union Commission commends the United Nation’s listing of the Lord's Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, as subject to sanctions 03/11
theresolve.org Breaking down AFRICOM’s “posture statement” on the LRA 03/10
allafrica.com Uganda: New Sanctions Slapped On LRA, Kony's Assets Frozen 03/10
enoughproject.org Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army Added by U.S., U.N. to Additional Sanctions Designations Lists 03/09
african-union.africa-newsroom.com Workshop on the Disarmament, Demobilisation, Repatriation, Reunification and Reintegration of the Returnees of the LRA 03/09
turkishweekly.net Joseph Kony added to sanctions list 03/09
turkishweekly.net US sanctions 'Lord's Resistance Army' and leader 03/09
monitor.co.ug US slaps new sanctions on LRA, freezes Kony’s assets 03/09
sputniknews.com US Treasury Sanctions Lord’s Resistance Army Terror Group, Freezes Assets 03/08
stripes.com US sanctions African leader for targeting civilians 03/08
globalsecurity.org US Adds to Sanctions Against LRA, Kony 03/08
allafrica.com Uganda: How the LRA Still Haunts Northern Uganda 03/07
thisdaylive.com How Not to Squander Goodwill, Mr. President 03/05
monitor.co.ug Who are new UPDF MPs? 03/05
monitor.co.ug LRA abducts more than 200 in C. Africa 03/04
independent.co.ug LRA abducts more than 200 in CAR: rights groups 03/04
theeastafrican.co.ke Kony's LRA abducts more than 200 in Central African Republic 03/04
huffingtonpost.com Joseph Kony Is Still On The Run, Yet His Militia's Child Kidnapping Spree Has Surged 03/03
af.reuters.com Kidnappings by Kony's LRA spike in Central African Republic - group 03/03
bbc.co.uk Surge in LRA child soldier abductions 03/03
telegraph.co.uk Joseph Kony's LRA abducts scores of child soldiers in new wave of attacks 03/03
enoughproject.org World Wildlife Day 2016: Blood Ivory - The Elephant in the Room 03/03
allafrica.com Election of New President Gives Us Hope for Peace, Says Bishop 03/01
apanews.net L'OIM pas concernée par l'extradition d'un commandant de la LRA arrêté en Centrafrique (responsable) 02/25
invisiblechildren.com Raise your hand if you love Ananda Robie 02/19
irinnews.org Ugandans look to bypass election social media ban 02/19
irinnews.org How the LRA still haunts northern Uganda 02/17
allafrica.com Catholic Bishop Laments At Silence On Violence By Rebels 02/16
nzherald.co.nz US Africa Command says senior LRA rebel commander defects 02/12
allafrica.com New President Must Prioritize the Issue of Civilian Protection - With the Support of the International Community 02/12
allafrica.com Uganda: Kony Aide Surrenders 02/12
stripes.com US Africa Command: Senior commander with Lord's Resistance Army defects 02/12
monitor.co.ug Kony aide surrenders 02/11
timeslive.co.za Mashaba spends millions bankrolling battle against collective bargaining labour law 02/10
independent.co.ug Central African rebels say they handed LRA commander to US forces 02/09