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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: Somebody's Child Soldier Gives Fundraising a Fun Twist 08/20
invisiblechildren.com How Our Livelihoods Team Plans to Support Returnees 08/19
invisiblechildren.com World Humanitarian Day 08/19
invisiblechildren.com ⚡ FLASH ALERT: 46 return from LRA with a message 08/18
invisiblechildren.com Take action. Unlock music. Change Lives. // Rallysong + Invisible Children 08/18
modernghana.com Kony's LRA still holding on in Central Africa 08/15
invisiblechildren.com Photo Friday // VSLA Groups Turn Words into Action 08/15
theresolve.org LRA abductions in Congo and the CAR surging past 2013 levels 08/15
invisiblechildren.com Reblog from The Resolve // Healing their image: Congolese perceptions of MONUSCO 08/14
aljazeera.com Ugandan army rescues hostages held by LRA 08/13
invisiblechildren.com More Breaking News: 32 women and children freed from LRA 08/12
invisiblechildren.com Breaking News // 13 women and children escape 08/12
invisiblechildren.com Supporter Spotlight // Ellen Orr 08/10
monitor.co.ug Kony’s collaboration with Seleka rebels sparks fresh fears - UN 08/09
monitor.co.ug Alebtong LRA war victims accuse govt of neglect 08/09
invisiblechildren.com Conflict in Gaza // Our liberty is bound together 08/08
allafrica.com Witchcraft, Trauma Hinder Former LRA Soldiers From Integrating Back Home 08/08
mg.co.za African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups 08/07
invisiblechildren.com UPDATE // 76 Representatives urge President Obama to keep pursuing Kony 08/06
monitor.co.ug UPDF to stay in S. Sudan to hunt Kony rebels - govt 08/05
strategypage.com CONGO: Lots Of Fires To Put Out 07/31
invisiblechildren.com A critical look // Recent LRA attacks prove Kony is still a threat 07/30
invisiblechildren.com From the staff // What we’re reading this summer 07/29
invisiblechildren.com Why We Need to Stop Joseph Kony // Uganda staff responds 07/29
theresolve.org Healing their image: Congolese perceptions of MONUSCO 07/29
invisiblechildren.com Photo Friday // Who Made Your Mend Bag? 07/25
invisiblechildren.com No capes required // Our heroes in Congress 07/24
monitor.co.ug Oyam chairperson demands recognition for ending LRA war 07/23
invisiblechildren.com 50% off // 100% good 07/23
enoughproject.org Take Action: Support U.S. Advisory Troops Combatting LRA Violence 07/22
invisiblechildren.com 5 fun things to look for on our new website 07/22
invisiblechildren.com Take action // Support U.S. advisory troops combatting LRA violence 07/21
invisiblechildren.com On the radar // 5 LRA lootings east of Masombo, DR Congo 07/16
monitor.co.ug Court orders government to compensate Lango war victims 07/16
invisiblechildren.com Massive defection of rebels in DR Congo // Why it matters 07/16
invisiblechildren.com Take the risk // What our interns want you to know 07/15
doctorswithoutborders.org Southern Sudan: Thousands Dead, Whole Communities Homeless 07/14
invisiblechildren.com Reblog // Ugandan troops clash with rebels in CAR 07/14
monitor.co.ug Kasese Diocese bishop consecrated amid heavy deployment 07/13
allafrica.com Africa: The African Union Appoints a New Special Envoy for the Issue of the Lord's Resistance Army 07/11
modernghana.com The African Union appoints a new Special Envoy for the issue of the Lord's Resistance Army 07/10
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children Values // Jump first, fear later 07/10
africanpress.me Kenya politics:Time for Raila to hang up his political boots and groom Fidel – Ngunyi 07/10
mineweb.com Calibre set up for busy exploration season in Nicaragua 07/09
globalsecurity.org Ugandan army kills ex-rebels in Central Africa by mistake 07/07
aljazeera.com Ugandan troops kill CAR rebels 'in error' 07/05
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children’s values // All in the attitude 07/05
invisiblechildren.com On the radar // LRA force camped near Mbomou, DR Congo 07/05
aljazeera.com In Pictures: Uganda's army hunts down Kony 07/04
aljazeera.com LRA deserters surrender to Uganda army 07/04
invisiblechildren.com Independence Day // Celebrating Freedom 07/04
huffingtonpost.com LRA Defectors Say No One Has Seen Joseph Kony In Years 07/04
ndtv.com Ugandan Army Kills Ex-Rebels in Central Africa Mix-Up 07/04
allafrica.com Uganda: Analysis - Uganda Sucked Into Car Vortex 07/03
invisiblechildren.com Intern impact // What our interns are working on 07/03
invisiblechildren.com On the radar // Suspected LRA forces spotted in DR Congo 07/03
allafrica.com Gen Nyamwasa Hits At Museveni's Pro-Kagame View 07/02
theresolve.org Behind the headlines: UPDF clashes with Seleka in eastern CAR 07/02
monitor.co.ug Tororo mourns Gateway buses proprietor 07/02
af.reuters.com Uganda says Seleka now its enemy as it hunts LRA in Central African Republic 07/02
voanews.com Uganda Battles Central Africa Republic's Seleka Rebels 07/01
reuters.com Uganda clashes with Central Africa Republic's Seleka rebels 07/01
reuters.com Uganda says Seleka now its enemy as it hunts LRA in Central African Republic 07/01
reuters.com Clashes between Uganda army, CAR gunmen kill at least 17 06/30
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children Values // The power of a good idea 06/28
invisiblechildren.com Update // Your advocacy on the #CARcrisis is working 06/27
invisiblechildren.com On the radar // 15 year old boy defects in Djabir 06/27
invisiblechildren.com Senior LRA commander leaves the battlefield 06/26
dailytimes.com.pk Illegal wildlife trade a threat on a global scale : June 25, 2014, 12:40 pm 06/25
dailytimes.com.pk Wildlife crime bankrolling terror, militia groups: UN 06/25
modernghana.com Wildlife crime bankrolling terror, militia groups, says UN 06/24
invisiblechildren.com Program profile // Community Defection Committees + Mobile Cinema 06/24
theeastafrican.co.ke Wildlife crime bankrolling terror, militia groups: UN 06/24
monitor.co.ug Together, we can work towards overcoming terrorism 06/22
monitor.co.ug UPDF now deploys dogs to hunt Kony 06/21
invisiblechildren.com On the road // Stories from a Warped Tour volunteer 06/20
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children’s values // Respect for each individual 06/20
invisiblechildren.com Photo Friday// Marie Francine 06/20
invisiblechildren.com On the Radar: 12-year-old girl escapes LRA in DR Congo and is received by the CDC in Kpaika 06/19
invisiblechildren.com The LRA, looting, and its life-altering effects 06/18
invisiblechildren.com Immediate opportunity to encourage LRA in DRC to surrender. Here’s how you can help. 06/18
invisiblechildren.com Reblog // NPR and “The ‘KONY 2012′ effect” 06/17
allafrica.com Uganda: First Mobile Exhibition to Document Conflicts Other Than the LRA War 06/17
miningweekly.com Labour Court reserves judgment in gold strike bid 06/06
invisiblechildren.com The LRA Crisis Tracker // A life-saving website 06/06
invisiblechildren.com Invisible Children’s values // Justice trumps charity 06/06
invisiblechildren.com Reblog // Can women save South Sudan? 06/05
invisiblechildren.com On the radar: Most western LRA attack ever reported, in Central African Republic 06/05
invisiblechildren.com How littering* is redefining the LRA 06/04
invisiblechildren.com An Empowerment Story // Lamunu Irene 06/03
sudantribune.com Ugandan minister quits after taking up World Bank job 06/03
punchng.com Boko Haram: FG faces fewer options, says report 05/31
invisiblechildren.com On the ground in the Central African Republic 05/30
invisiblechildren.com Jump first, fear later // Summer 2014 Interns’ first day 05/28
allafrica.com Rwanda: Northern Corridor Defence Chiefs in Kigali for Regional Security Meet 05/28
monitor.co.ug Aboke girls’ parents plead for release of Nigerian students 05/28
invisiblechildren.com Peacefully ending a war 05/27
invisiblechildren.com Stories of the Missing // Odong Nelson 05/27
slate.fr L'intérêt pour #bringbackourgirls est en train de faiblir. Et c'était prévisible. 05/26
invisiblechildren.com Is Kony lining up his son to take over the LRA? 05/25