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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
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monitor.co.ug US wraps up operations against Kony's LRA 03/26
dw.com US to end operations against Lord's Resistance Army in Africa 03/25
modernghana.com Operations against Kony's LRA 'coming to an end': US general 03/24
invisiblechildren.com MONTHLY SECURITY BRIEF | FEBRUARY 2017 03/24
sudantribune.com Ghandour discuss peace in Sudan with Cater Center 03/22
invisiblechildren.com Five Years After KONY 2012 || How Have Things Changed? 03/16
allafrica.com East Africa: US Army Uses Mothers to Get Kony's Men to Defect 03/15
monitor.co.ug Cases against LRA’s Kwoyelo rise to 92 03/15
monitor.co.ug Former LRA rebel Thomas Kwoyelo to face over 90 charges 03/14
allafrica.com Uganda: First Kill Your Family - Story of The LRA's Child Soldiers 03/06
monitor.co.ug First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and LRA 03/05
allafrica.com Africa: Congolese Flee Into S. Sudan to Escape Rebel Attacks 02/28
monitor.co.ug ICC president visits LRA war victims in Uganda 02/27
theeastafrican.co.ke Congolese flee to S. Sudan to escape rebel attacks 02/26
invisiblechildren.com Early Warning Network helps save the life of a man in DRC 02/24
invisiblechildren.com LRA CRISIS TRACKER MONTHLY SECURITY BRIEF | JANUARY 2017 02/23
monitor.co.ug Barlonyo massacre victims honoured 02/22
allafrica.com Who Cares About the ICC's Trial of LRA Fighter Dominic Ongwen? 02/18
invisiblechildren.com Mama Koko // A Legacy of Resilience 02/17
vanguardngr.com Looking back; why Nigeria tripped at the AU 02/12
monitor.co.ug ‘Kony refused to sign peace deal over Shs360m’ 02/12
invisiblechildren.com Peter Kidega Returns Home After 14 Years in the LRA 02/09
voanews.com Central Africans Use Radio Network to Stay Safe From LRA 02/01
allafrica.com Uganda: Former LRA Commander Kwoyelo's Pretrial to Start 02/01
monitor.co.ug Security operative identifies Kony, Ongwen voices 01/31
monitor.co.ug Revise Operation Wealth Creation programme 01/31
theresolve.org The closing of The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative and what’s next 01/31
theresolve.org A message of gratitude from Resolve 01/31
allafrica.com Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Kony 01/31
monitor.co.ug LRA had talk schedule, Ugandan spy tells ICC 01/30
monitor.co.ug Ayena compensation remarks spark protests 01/30
worldpoliticsreview.com The ICC Is Flawed. Is it Still Africa’s Best Hope for Justice? 01/30
allafrica.com Uganda: 'You Belong to Joseph Kony' 01/27
monitor.co.ug Kony gave Ongwen 200 strokes of the cane for defiance- Witness 01/26
invisiblechildren.com Thank You to Our Supporters || Highlights from 2016 01/25
monitor.co.ug Signaller reveals LRA secret codes at Ongwen ICC trial 01/24
monitor.co.ug Don’t politicise compensations - leaders tell Ayena 01/23
theeastafrican.co.ke Sanctions lifted, but is Sudan out of the woods? 01/21
enoughproject.org In Welcome Move, China Announces Plan to End Domestic Ivory Trade 01/19
monitor.co.ug UK professor testifies against LRA’s Ongwen 01/18
allafrica.com Uganda: Internet Problems Stall Ongwen's ICC Trial Broadcast 01/18
theresolve.org Dominic Ongwen’s Domino Effect: A Fractured LRA Targets Civilians in CAR 01/17
invisiblechildren.com Fracturing in LRA after Ongwen defection threatens Kony rule, heightens threat to civilians 01/17
monitor.co.ug Internet problems stall Ongwen trial broadcast 01/17
hrw.org The Long Wait for Justice in Northern Uganda 01/17
allafrica.com Trump's Team Queries Fight Against LRA, Al-Shabaab 01/16
monitor.co.ug Donald Trump team queries fight against LRA, Al-shabaab  01/16
monitor.co.ug Bishop Odama awarded doctorate 01/16
dw.com Ugandans react to trial of former LRA warlord at The Hague 01/16
globalsecurity.org United States Lifting Select Sanctions on Sudan 01/14
globalsecurity.org On Progress in Sudan 01/14
allafrica.com Child Victim or Brutal Warlord? Uganda's War Crimes Trial 01/12
allafrica.com East Africa: Ugandan Army to Screen LRA War Movie 01/10
monitor.co.ug UPDF to screen LRA war movie 01/09
allafrica.com Uganda: Govt Criticised Over Militia Group 'Arrow Boys' 01/05
sudantribune.com Time for Museveni to reconsider his unlimited support for Kiir 01/04
monitor.co.ug Capt Mukula attacks government over Arrow Boys 01/04
allafrica.com Uganda: Blind Former LRA Child Soldier, Breaks Stereotypes 12/31
invisiblechildren.com Blessed are the Peacemakers // Honoring Father Benoit Kinalegu 12/22
app.com.pk UNSC adopts resolution condemning in ‘strongest terms’ human trafficking 12/21
allafrica.com Uganda: Legislator Regrets Lord's Resistance Amy Remarks 12/20
allafrica.com Africa: No Errant President Will Escape ICC Trial, Says Bensouda 12/19
monitor.co.ug MP regrets LRA remarks 12/19
aljazeera.com Blind former LRA child soldier, breaks stereotypes 12/19
invisiblechildren.com LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief | November 2016 12/18
theeastafrican.co.ke Uganda to state stand on ICC as it seeks Ongwen’s jailing 12/16
invisiblechildren.com Stories of Connection // Come Home Messages Encourage Escape 12/15
apanews.net RCA : 2.473 victimes d'exactions entre juin 2015-mars 2016 (ONU) 12/15
nation.co.ke LRA tales: Kony's wife and Ongwen sister speaks out 12/14
allafrica.com Uganda: Ex-LRA Abductees Deny Involvement in Crime 12/13
monitor.co.ug Abducted, brutalised, ruined: Siblings survive the LRA 12/13
monitor.co.ug Ex-inmate accuses officers of torture 12/12
monitor.co.ug Ex-LRA abductees deny involvement in crime 12/11
allafrica.com Uganda: Wife, Children to Visit Former Rebel Leader Ongwen 12/09
monitor.co.ug Tapped LRA radio calls pin Ongwen on killings, crimes 12/09
invisiblechildren.com This Holiday Season, Connect 12/09
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 8 December 2016 12/08
monitor.co.ug Wife, children to visit Ongwen 12/08
monitor.co.ug Ongwen tells ICC to go for Kony, not him 12/07
allafrica.com Uganda: Be Patient Over Ongwen Trial, Says ICC Registrar 12/07
monitor.co.ug Infamous warlord scorned 'choice to leave' LRA: court told 12/07
allafrica.com Uganda: Former Rebel Leader Tells ICC to Go for Kony, Not Him 12/07
bbc.co.uk LRA commander Dominic Ongwen pleads not guilty to war crimes at ICC 12/06
allafrica.com Central Africa: Kony's Killers - Are Child Soldiers Accountable When They Become Men? 12/06
aljazeera.com Former LRA warlord denies war crimes in ICC trial 12/06
foxnews.com Uganda rebel commander goes on trial at Int'l Criminal Court 12/06
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-Ugandan LRA fighter accused of raping and enlisting children 12/06
monitor.co.ug Dominic Ongwen's trial opens 12/06
theeastafrican.co.ke Trial of former Uganda's LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen to begin at ICC 12/06
nation.co.ke LRA's Dominic Ongwen faces 70 counts before the ICC 12/06
kbctv.co.ke First LRA commander to be tried at ICC 12/06
npr.org Former Child Soldier Denies War Crimes In Trial At International Criminal Court 12/06
nationalpost.com Commander in Lord’s Resistance Army — a former child soldier — pleads not guilty to 70 rape, murder charges 12/06
monitor.co.ug ICC not committed to investigate Kasese killings, says Registrar 12/06
theeastafrican.co.ke Ugandan rebel leader Ongwen says ICC trial 'taking him back to the bush' 12/06
ft.com LRA commander denies Uganda war crimes 12/06
voanews.com Uganda's LRA Senior Commander Goes on Trial at ICC 12/06
apanews.net CPI : Début du procès de Dominique Ongwen à La Haye 12/06
theeastafrican.co.ke Former LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen denies war crimes at ICC 12/06
telegraph.co.uk Former Lord's Resistance Army child soldier pleads not guilty to war crimes in Uganda 12/06