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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:
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
allafrica.com Uganda: Ex Rebel Commander in ICC Custody 01/22
allafrica.com Africa: Top LRA Commander's Transfer to ICC "Historic", "Victory for Victims" Says Enough Project 01/22
allafrica.com Grand Theft Global - New Report Reveals Leading-Edge Tactic to Prosecute Trafficking Kingpins, Armed Groups for War Crime of Pillage 01/22
allafrica.com LRA Commander Ongwen Should Be Transferred to ICC 01/22
scoop.co.nz Transfer of Dominic Ongwen to the ICC 01/21
voanews.com LRA Commander Ongwen Arrives at ICC 01/21
stripes.com US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at International Criminal Court 01/21
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Ongwen in court after years in hiding 01/21
allafrica.com Secretary-General Welcomes Transfer of Lord's Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen to International Criminal Court 01/21
allafrica.com Ongwen First Lord's Resistance Army Suspect to Appear in the Hague 01/21
allafrica.com Uganda: Ugandan LRA Leader Ongwen Headed to the Hague - ICC 01/21
nzherald.co.nz Prosecutor calls for renewed effort to arrest warlord Kony 01/21
allafrica.com Security Council Press Statement On Transfer of Dominic Ongwen to International Criminal Court 01/21
allafrica.com Uganda: Dominic Ongwen - Born At the Time of the White Ant, Tried By the ICC 01/21
voanews.com Uganda Conflicted Over Charges Against LRA Victim/Terrorist 01/21
sputniknews.com ICC Charges Ugandan Rebel Group Commander With Murder, Child Torture 01/21
diplomatie.gouv.fr International Court – Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) - Extradition of Dominic Ongwen (20.01.15) 01/21
stripes.com LRA rebel, set for war crimes trial, was a child soldier 01/21
theeastafrican.co.ke Ugandan LRA chief Dominic Ongwen locked up at the ICC 01/21
kbc.co.ke LRA commander arrives in The Hague 01/21
jurist.org ICC prosecutor urges renewed efforts to arrest Kony 01/21
foxnews.com International prosecutor calls for renewed push to arrest Kony after commander arrives at ICC 01/21
monitor.co.ug Ongwen can help in capture of Kony 01/21
news.com.au Kony’s top commander caught 01/21
allafrica.com Uganda: Impending Transfer of Suspected LRA Commander to ICC Offers Opportunity for Justice 01/20
dw.de Ugandan LRA leader Ongwen headed to The Hague: ICC 01/20
csmonitor.com Top Ugandan rebel commander in ICC custody: briefing 01/20
tamilguardian.com LRA commander to stand war crimes trial in The Hague 01/20
sify.com Ban welcomes transfer to ICC of alleged perpetrator of Uganda war crimes 01/20
myaccount.nytimes.com L.R.A. Commander Ongwen Heads to Face Charges in Hague 01/20
bbc.co.uk LRA leader arrives in The Hague 01/20
upi.com Ugandan rebel commander to be tried for war crimes 01/20
euronews.com Uganda war crimes suspect Dominic Ongwen on way to Hague 01/20
monitor.co.ug Why the double standards on ICC? 01/20
reuters.com Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army commander transferred to ICC in The Hague 01/20
telegraph.co.uk Ugandan LRA rebel chief headed to The Hague 01/20
hrw.org ICC: LRA Transfer Advances Chance for Justice 01/20
news2.onlinenigeria.com LRA Commander 'Dominic Ongwen' Arrives At Hague Court 01/20
jurist.org AI: Former LRA commander transferred to the ICC 01/19
hosted.ap.org Surrendered LRA officer says he didn't want to die in bush 01/19
theeastafrican.co.ke Senior LRA commander off to ICC for trial 01/19
stripes.com Rebels seek $5M US reward for Lord's Resistance Army commander 01/19
monitor.co.ug When victim becomes perpetrator, it is crucial that justice is done 01/18
monitor.co.ug LRA victims disagree over Ongwen trial 01/18
monitor.co.ug Ongwen speaks out on why he quit LRA 01/18
amnesty.org Uganda/CAR: Impending transfer of suspected LRA commander to ICC offers opportunity for justice 01/18
modernghana.com Ugandan LRA rebel commander transferred to ICC custody: source 01/17
sputniknews.com Lord's Resistance Army Leader in CAR Custody, Say Uganda Officials 01/17
reuters.com Lord's Resistance Army commander handed to global court 01/17
aljazeera.com Uganda's LRA commander being flown to ICC 01/17
stripes.com Surrendered LRA commander moved to Central African Republic 01/17
modernghana.com Ugandan LRA rebel commander in warcrimes court custody: source 01/17
modernghana.com Uganda rebel handed over to CAR ahead of Hague transfer 01/17
reuters.com Uganda says rebel LRA commander in custody of Central African Republic 01/17
timeslive.co.za Ugandan victims have shot at justice in ICC 01/17
timeslive.co.za Ugandan rebels kidnap 10 in Congo 01/17
voanews.com Captured LRA Fighter Bound for International Criminal Court 01/16
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-Captured LRA fighter handed to ICC in Central African Republic 01/16
theresolve.org Could one of Kony’s abductees trigger his downfall? 01/15
monitor.co.ug Relatives want Ongwen cleansed before ICC trial 01/15
allafrica.com Uganda: 7 Questions About Dominic Ongwen and the ICC 01/15
foxnews.com US official: American troops hand over LRA commander wanted for war crimes to Ugandan soldiers 01/14
scoop.co.nz Top LRA Commander’s Transfer to ICC 01/14
timeslive.co.za Ugandan rebel commander to face ICC 01/14
allafrica.com Uganda: Why U.S. Held Onto Lord's Resistance Army Commander 01/14
monitor.co.ug ICC can still hold Ongwen’s trial in northern Uganda 01/14