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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:
enoughproject.org The Resolve and Invisible Children Release New LRA Crisis Tracker Report 05/12
theresolve.org LRA Crisis Tracker: Trends in LRA activity from January-March 2015 04/30
invisiblechildren.com COMING HOME || Reblog: Caring Magazine 04/27
monitor.co.ug How Acholi chief position came to be 04/25
huffingtonpost.com Nun In Uganda Has Educated 2,000 Girls Victimized By Joseph Kony 04/22
monitor.co.ug Ongwen ‘wives’ report to UPDF in South Sudan 04/22
allafrica.com The Lords of Power, the Gurus of Politics 04/20
apanews.net Une ONG américaine installe cinq stations de radio à l'est de la Centrafrique 04/17
apanews.net RCA : marche de réfugiés de la RDC pour de meilleures conditions de vie 04/16
monitor.co.ug Killing spree shakes Judiciary 04/15
monitor.co.ug Court orders trial of former LRA rebel leader Kwoyelo 04/08
dailynews.lk New Chairman for LIOC 04/06
monitor.co.ug Joint forces lure LRA rebel fighters with music 04/06
monitor.co.ug LRA’s Odhiambo body brought for DNA tests 04/04
monitor.co.ug Brig Kidega takes charge of hunt for LRA’s Kony 04/01
allafrica.com UN Condemns Kidnaping of DR Congo Refugees, Urges Their Immediate Release 03/30
globalsecurity.org UN condemns kidnaping of DR Congo refugees, urges their immediate release 03/28
allafrica.com Central African Republic - UNHCR Strongly Condemns the Kidnapping of Congolese Refugees By LRA Rebels 03/28
allafrica.com Ugandan Rebels Kidnap Refugees 03/28
sify.com UN condemns kidnapping of DR Congo refugees 03/27
monitor.co.ug Ex- LRA abductees want own special projects 03/13
monitor.co.ug LRA returnees cleansed 03/10
monitor.co.ug FDC to unveil new party agenda today 03/08
monitor.co.ug LRA survivors want Ongwen tried in Barlonyo 03/05
monitor.co.ug ICC chief prosecutor assures witnesses of utmost security 03/03
monitor.co.ug Museveni to ICC: We are on same side 03/03
monitor.co.ug Five LRA rebels killed 03/02
allafrica.com Uganda: Bensouda Asks LRA's Kony to Quit Rebellion 03/02
apanews.net La CPI protègera les témoins lors du procès du chef rebelle de la LRA (Procureur) 03/02
allafrica.com Uganda: MPs Want ICC to Probe UPDF 03/02
hosted.ap.org Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits 03/01
monitor.co.ug War survivors demand speedy trial of Ongwen 03/01
theeastafrican.co.ke NGOs doubtful of real impact of Ongwen’s defection 02/28
independent.co.ug Bensouda asks LRA’s Kony to quit rebellion 02/28
monitor.co.ug ICC prosecutor Bensouda rejects MPs’ calls to indict UPDF 02/28
modernghana.com ICC prosecutor in Uganda urges LRA rebel chief to surrender 02/27
turkishweekly.net Victor Ochen: 1st Ugandan Nobel peace prize nominee 02/27
monitor.co.ug LRA victims will get justice, says ICC prosecutor 02/26
theeastafrican.co.ke ICC chief on official visit to Uganda 02/26
allafrica.com Africa: Victims Want Ongwen Tried for Crimes in Central African Republic 02/26
monitor.co.ug From IDP camp to Nobel Peace Prize nominee 02/25
monitor.co.ug ICC chief arrives today 02/25
monitor.co.ug Kony’s sons manning key areas, says report 02/23
apanews.net Ouganda : diminution du nombre de combattants de la LRA (rapport) 02/23
allafrica.com Boko Haram Is Imperialist Terrorism 02/20
gmanetwork.com Court convicts land registration aide for soliciting P250k for ‘research’ 02/20
sudantribune.com LRA commander says Kony is harboured near Darfur region : new report 02/20
monitor.co.ug Ongwen family apologise for LRA ills 02/19
apanews.net Un Ougandais nominé pour le prix Nobel de la paix 2015 02/19
mg.co.za Uganda: The thin line between victim and perpetrator 02/15
stripes.com UN ends support for Congo military offensive against rebels 02/14
monitor.co.ug ICC separates Ongwen’s case from Kony’s 02/13
sudantribune.com The operations of South Sudan rebels in Uganda 02/11
voanews.com Smart Technology Helps Thwart Poaching 02/10
independent.co.ug Dominic Ongwen at The Hague 02/08
impunitywatch.com ICTJ: Boko Haram and the Lessons of the LRA 02/06
monitor.co.ug We shall not cater for Ongwen’s children - ICC 02/06
dailytrust.com.ng Chibok girls: Its 10 months now 02/05
allafrica.com Uganda: Ongwen At the ICC - Victim Turned Perpetrator 02/04
allafrica.com Africa: The Invisible Lesson of Invisible Children 02/04
aljazeera.com Former LRA child soldier on trial at The Hague 02/03
monitor.co.ug Body of deputy LRA rebel chief may have been found 02/02
bbc.co.uk Ugandan LRA rebel's 'grave found' 02/02
allafrica.com Uganda: In Photos - a Decade On, Effects of Uganda's War Linger 02/02
globalsecurity.org Uganda: Body of LRA Commander Possibly Found 02/02
jurist.org Uganda government assures cooperation with ICC prosecution of rebel leader 02/02
theeastafrican.co.ke Dominic Ongwen trial: War crimes perpetrator, victim or both? 01/31
theresolve.org Did the LRA kill 13 people in South Sudan this week? 01/30
allafrica.com Uganda: Ugandan Rebel Faces ICC 01/30
monitor.co.ug Ongwen’s grandmother wants trip to The Hague 01/29
monitor.co.ug Ongwen appears before the ICC in Hague 01/27
dailynews.lk LRA rates Lanka IOC at AAA 01/27
allafrica.com From Jungle to Justice - LRA At the Hague 01/27
allafrica.com Dominic Ongwen's Family Plead for Amnesty 01/27
monitor.co.ug 29 years of NRM: How Museveni and Kony are ‘similar’, and how they are different 01/27
turkishpress.com 13 killed in S. Sudan ambush 01/26
allafrica.com Uganda: Is Uganda's Judicial System Ready to Prosecute Serious Crimes? 01/26
allafrica.com Uganda: LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen - a Useful Asset to ICC Prosecutor 01/26
monitor.co.ug Meet the seven prisoners behind the ICC walls 01/26
sputniknews.com ICC to Start War Crime Trial of Ugandan Rebel Commander 01/26
nzherald.co.nz Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court 01/26
news2.onlinenigeria.com LRA Commander 'Ongwen' Due To Appear In Hague Court 01/26
monitor.co.ug NRM has succeeded where Britain failed, says Museveni 01/26
monitor.co.ug Dominic Ongwen appears in Hague court 01/26
reuters.com Ugandan LRA defector makes first ICC appearance, thanks God 01/26
jurist.org Former LRA commander makes first appearance before ICC 01/26
allafrica.com Uganda: Child Soldier Turned Rebel Appears in Court 01/26
voanews.com Captured LRA Commander Appears at ICC 01/26
globalsecurity.org From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague 01/26
globalsecurity.org Ugandan rebel commander in Hague dock 01/26
globalsecurity.org Surprise attack claims 13 lives in South Sudan 01/26
monitor.co.ug ‘Maj Gen’ Dominic Ongwen at a glance 01/26
monitor.co.ug Ongwen takes stand in ICC dock, praises God 01/26
kbc.co.ke LRA commander due in Hague court 01/26
nzherald.co.nz Commander in Joseph Kony's militia stands trial 01/26
bbc.co.uk LRA commander due in Hague court 01/25
monitor.co.ug Ongwen trial at ICC starts today 01/25
independent.co.ug ICC in tight spot over captured LRA commander Ongwen 01/25
monitor.co.ug Inside Kony’s base – Part III 01/24
monitor.co.ug Two families claim Ongwen, demand DNA test 01/23