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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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allafrica.com Uganda: The Lord's Resistance Army - Violence in the Name of God 12/18
monitor.co.ug Why President Museveni has ‘ended’ his relationship with ICC 12/17
invisiblechildren.com Can’t stop, won’t stop // Meet Munduga Patrick 12/17
monitor.co.ug LRA war: Women leaders call for more support for victims 12/16
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children’s Official Statement // 2015 Transition 12/16
invisiblechildren.com The fight to end LRA violence // The New York Times 12/16
invisiblechildren.com We still need you // Invisible Children’s Finishing Fund 12/15
theresolve.org Transition at Invisible Children 12/15
invisiblechildren.com An Important Message // Major Changes in 2015 12/15
scoop.co.nz Flags at half-mast today 12/15
kristof.blogs.nytimes.com The Fight to End the Lord’s Resistance Army Violence 12/15
invisiblechildren.com Don’t Stop Believin’ // Meet our friends in Congress and CAR 12/15
scoop.co.nz Incident in Martin Place, Sydney 12/14
monitor.co.ug My relations with ICC are over, says Museveni 12/13
scoop.co.nz Serious head on crash - SH1 Dome Valley 12/13
invisiblechildren.com KONY 101 // WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THE LRA? 12/12
allafrica.com Uganda: Ambassador Power at UN on Lord's Resistance Army 12/12
sify.com Security Council condemns actions of LRA in Central Africa, demands end to all attacks 12/12
scoop.co.nz Security Council Demands End to LRA Attacks in Africa 12/12
allafrica.com Central Africa: UN Condemns Actions of LRA in Central Africa 12/11
invisiblechildren.com #KonyinKingi Update: Your Actions Worked 12/11
un.org Security Council condemns actions of LRA in Central Africa, demands end to all attacks 12/10
invisiblechildren.com On the Radar: 10 abducted in CAR – 7 escaped, 2 children remain in captivity 12/10
invisiblechildren.com KONY 101 // HOW DO WE RECOGNIZE LRA FIGHTERS AND ATTACKS? 12/08
invisiblechildren.com UPDATE : 19-year-old escaped from LRA // Walked 11 days alone in the bush to safety 12/03
invisiblechildren.com Help the missing come home // #GivingTuesday 12/02
invisiblechildren.com KONY 101 // Why do communities continue to fear Kony? 12/01
monitor.co.ug The viral video trend: Where will it end? 11/29
invisiblechildren.com “Thanks” doesn’t even cut it // #CelebrateEverything 11/27
invisiblechildren.com Filmmaker humanizes war // Jump first, fear later 11/26
invisiblechildren.com New in the store // Jump First, Fear Later 11/25
allafrica.com Central Africa: Slow Progress in the Fight Against the LRA 11/25
dw.de Slow progress in the fight against the LRA 11/24
invisiblechildren.com Breaking News // Two people return from LRA captivity 11/23
monitor.co.ug Survivors tell their recovery journey after 1995 Atiak massacre 11/22
monitor.co.ug Kony orders LRA to loot gold, ivory 11/22
voanews.com Sectarian Violence Spreads to Southeastern C.A.R. 11/21
allafrica.com Central Africa: Kony to LRA - Bring Me Ivory, Gold, and Diamonds 11/21
foxnews.com Joseph Kony's rebels trade in ivory, minerals despite hunt for its leaders, say rights groups 11/19
nzherald.co.nz Joseph Kony's rebels sell ivory, minerals: report 11/19
invisiblechildren.com LRA Press Release // Kony Participating in Illegal Trade 11/19
dailynews.lk Vallibel Finance debenture rating upgraded 11/19
invisiblechildren.com KONY 101 // WHY DID KONY START ABDUCTING CHILDREN? 11/18
theresolve.org Kony to LRA: Bring me ivory, gold, and diamonds 11/18
voanews.com Task Force Wants More Resources in Hunt for Elusive African Warlord 11/15
invisiblechildren.com The LRA poaches elephants to survive 11/14
ndtv.com Abductions by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army Rebels on The Rise: UN 11/13
aljazeera.com UN says LRA abductions on rise in C Africa 11/13
invisiblechildren.com ON THE RADAR // Two Motorcyclists Attacked by Suspected LRA 11/13
theeastafrican.co.ke Abductions by LRA rebels on the rise, report says 11/13
invisiblechildren.com Supporter Appreciation Day // We love you because… 11/13
invisiblechildren.com Celebrate Everything // Legacy Scholarship Program Student Ocaya Jimmy 11/12
invisiblechildren.com Out of Alibis: Now is the Time to End the LRA Conflict for Good 11/11
invisiblechildren.com KONY 101 // DOES THE LRA HAVE ANY ALLIES? 11/10
allafrica.com Uganda: 'LRA and Kony in Sudan Border Area' - Campaign Groups 11/07
huffingtonpost.com No Excuses: Ending Kony's Impunity 11/07
invisiblechildren.com #KonyInKingi Update: Thank you for taking action 11/04
invisiblechildren.com Kony 101 // What are some lesser-known consequences of the LRA? 11/03
monitor.co.ug Tales from the bush: Former LRA commander tells of life with Kony 10/31
monitor.co.ug Kony shifts LRA top command to his sons 10/31
allafrica.com Uganda: Uganda's Tough Land Questions 10/30
invisiblechildren.com Reblog // New Statesman: Kony is Africa’s Forgotten Scourge 10/29
enoughproject.org Take Action on the LRA: Invisible Children Launches #KonyInKingi 10/28
theresolve.org Tracking Kony across central Africa 10/28
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Amb. Thomas-Greenfield, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Amb. Rice, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Abdoulaye Bathily, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Lt. Gen. Tuwei, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Take Action Now // Kony in Kafia Kingi 10/27
allafrica.com Liberia: LRA Collects U.S.$124.9 Million 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Chairman Levin & Chairman McKeon, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Amb. Power, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // General Rodriguez, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony in Kafia Kingi // Chairman Durbin & Chairman Frelinghuysen, Please Take Action 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Kony 101 // What are some lesser-known consequences of the LRA? 10/27
invisiblechildren.com Three things we look for in a new hire 10/24
invisiblechildren.com Reblog // Army: Messaging leads to mass defections from Kony 10/23
invisiblechildren.com Welcome Home // Released women and children return to Uganda 10/22
allafrica.com Uganda: For Effective Justice for Women in Northern Uganda, Listen to Survivors 10/22
dailynews.lk LRA reaffirms SLI rating at AAA/Stable/P1 10/20
invisiblechildren.com Kony 101 // Who is in charge of the LRA? 10/20
invisiblechildren.com Kony 101 // Why is he fighting? 10/13
invisiblechildren.com Radio Towers Save Lives // Expanding the Early Warning Network 10/09
invisiblechildren.com Supporter spotlight // Meet Danielle McGorman 10/08
allafrica.com IPSS in an Attempt to Fill the Gap With Disconnect 10/06
invisiblechildren.com Kony 101 // What is the LRA? 10/06
monitor.co.ug Govt to document dead, missing persons 10/05
allafrica.com Uganda: So, Where Is Joseph Kony? 10/03
invisiblechildren.com A music video about the LRA conflict // Yellowcard + Invisible Children 10/02
invisiblechildren.com BBC World Service // LRA releases record numbers 09/29
dailynews.lk First Capital Holdings rated A-/P2 09/28
english.people.com.cn Uganda declines to join UN peacekeeping mission in CAR 09/26
invisiblechildren.com Raising our voice // Invisible Children testifies before Congress 09/24
invisiblechildren.com Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging 09/23
invisiblechildren.com On the radar // Five people escape from the LRA 09/22
monitor.co.ug Rugunda’s rise from UPC youth winger to premier 09/22
monitor.co.ug Robbed of innocence at 12 09/20
monitor.co.ug There are still women determined to reproduce and fill the earth 09/19
monitor.co.ug Mark Sudan-Uganda border to stop clashes 09/18
allafrica.com Central Africa: Ivory, Insurgency and Crime - the Sudans Connection 09/18