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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:
allafrica.com Priest Who Alerted the World of LRA Abuses Dies 05/02
allafrica.com Uganda: ICC Promises LRA Rebels Immunity if They Surrender 04/27
monitor.co.ug ICC assures LRA rebels 04/26
apanews.net Restriction de mouvement transfrontalier de trésorerie au Liberia 04/23
allafrica.com Uganda: Infographic - 10 Facts About the Atiak Massacre 04/22
allafrica.com Uganda: Grenades Littered in Gulu Bushes 04/22
monitor.co.ug INFOGRAPHIC: 10 facts about the Atiak massacre 04/21
apanews.net Centrafrique : Deux combattants de la LRA ont encore fait défection 04/19
allafrica.com UN Condemns Killing of Moroccan Peacekeeper 04/19
un.org Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper 04/18
allafrica.com Uganda: Landmark Trial of Rebel Commander Kwoyelo to Start in May 04/15
apanews.net Ouganda : La LRA appelle à de nouveaux pourparlers de paix 04/13
allafrica.com Remembering Congo's Abbé Benoît Kinalegu 04/12
monitor.co.ug Gulu LRA rehabilitation centre giveaway splits council 04/04
monitor.co.ug Ongwen appeals ICC’s 70 charges 04/03
monitor.co.ug Bigirimana lauds First Lady in two new books 04/03
allafrica.com Uganda: Military Option Won't Quench Clashes in Bundibugyo, Kasese 04/01
impunitywatch.com ICTJ | World Report March 2016 – Transitional Justice News and Analysis 03/30
allafrica.com Uganda: Hague Court Confirms All 70 Charges Against Dominic Ongwen 03/24
allafrica.com Central Africa: ICC Judges Confirm Charges Against LRA's Dominic Ongwen 03/24
france24.com Early warning system protects CAR villages from rebel attacks 03/24
monitor.co.ug ICC confirms all 70 charges against Ongwen 03/23
mg.co.za UN praises Uganda's treatment of refugees fleeing from neighbouring countries 03/23
independent.co.ug ICC confirms 70 charges against LRA's Ongwen 03/23
enoughproject.org Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching - A Threat to Animals, Atrocity Prevention, and Transparency 03/21
bbc.co.uk Africa's top Twitter moments of the past decade 03/21
invisiblechildren.com Behind the Scenes with Paul Ronan 03/14
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The African Union Commission commends the United Nation’s listing of the Lord's Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, as subject to sanctions 03/11
theresolve.org Breaking down AFRICOM’s “posture statement” on the LRA 03/10
allafrica.com Uganda: New Sanctions Slapped On LRA, Kony's Assets Frozen 03/10
enoughproject.org Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army Added by U.S., U.N. to Additional Sanctions Designations Lists 03/09
african-union.africa-newsroom.com Workshop on the Disarmament, Demobilisation, Repatriation, Reunification and Reintegration of the Returnees of the LRA 03/09
turkishweekly.net Joseph Kony added to sanctions list 03/09
turkishweekly.net US sanctions 'Lord's Resistance Army' and leader 03/09
monitor.co.ug US slaps new sanctions on LRA, freezes Kony’s assets 03/09
sputniknews.com US Treasury Sanctions Lord’s Resistance Army Terror Group, Freezes Assets 03/08
stripes.com US sanctions African leader for targeting civilians 03/08
globalsecurity.org US Adds to Sanctions Against LRA, Kony 03/08
allafrica.com Uganda: How the LRA Still Haunts Northern Uganda 03/07
thisdaylive.com How Not to Squander Goodwill, Mr. President 03/05
monitor.co.ug Who are new UPDF MPs? 03/05
monitor.co.ug LRA abducts more than 200 in C. Africa 03/04
independent.co.ug LRA abducts more than 200 in CAR: rights groups 03/04
theeastafrican.co.ke Kony's LRA abducts more than 200 in Central African Republic 03/04
huffingtonpost.com Joseph Kony Is Still On The Run, Yet His Militia's Child Kidnapping Spree Has Surged 03/03
af.reuters.com Kidnappings by Kony's LRA spike in Central African Republic - group 03/03
bbc.co.uk Surge in LRA child soldier abductions 03/03
telegraph.co.uk Joseph Kony's LRA abducts scores of child soldiers in new wave of attacks 03/03
enoughproject.org World Wildlife Day 2016: Blood Ivory - The Elephant in the Room 03/03
allafrica.com Election of New President Gives Us Hope for Peace, Says Bishop 03/01
apanews.net L'OIM pas concernée par l'extradition d'un commandant de la LRA arrêté en Centrafrique (responsable) 02/25
invisiblechildren.com Raise your hand if you love Ananda Robie 02/19
irinnews.org Ugandans look to bypass election social media ban 02/19
irinnews.org How the LRA still haunts northern Uganda 02/17
allafrica.com Catholic Bishop Laments At Silence On Violence By Rebels 02/16
nzherald.co.nz US Africa Command says senior LRA rebel commander defects 02/12
allafrica.com New President Must Prioritize the Issue of Civilian Protection - With the Support of the International Community 02/12
allafrica.com Uganda: Kony Aide Surrenders 02/12
stripes.com US Africa Command: Senior commander with Lord's Resistance Army defects 02/12
monitor.co.ug Kony aide surrenders 02/11
timeslive.co.za Mashaba spends millions bankrolling battle against collective bargaining labour law 02/10
independent.co.ug Central African rebels say they handed LRA commander to US forces 02/09
invisiblechildren.com TOP KONY COMMANDER SURRENDERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 02/09
allafrica.com Africa: Other African Cases At the ICC 02/08
sudantribune.com SSNLM forces in Western Equatoria state deny defection to SPLA-IO 02/08
apanews.net Un commandant de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur LRA arrêté en Centrafrique 02/08
sudantribune.com Arrow Boys defect to SPLA-IO in Western Equatoria state 02/07
apanews.net La MINUSCA s'engage dans la lutte contre la LRA en Centrafrique 01/31
enoughproject.org The Dominic Ongwen Trial 01/29
allafrica.com Uganda: As ICC Holds Key Hearing in Ongwen Case, LRA Victims in Uganda Need More Than Prosecutions 01/28
allafrica.com Uganda: Ongwen Feared Kony Would Kill Him, Says Lawyer 01/27
monitor.co.ug ICC fund brings relief to war victims 01/27
ntv.nation.co.ke 3  hours ago Prosecutors accuse Ugandan of rape, brutality and ordering 01/26
allafrica.com Uganda: Evelyn Amony - On Reclaiming a Lost Life 01/26
allafrica.com Uganda: Biraaro Defends UPDF On Acholi Atrocities 01/25
allafrica.com Uganda: In the Shadows of LRA Victims 01/25
monitor.co.ug Evelyn Amony – on reclaiming a lost life 01/25
theresolve.org As the world watches Ongwen, LRA adds chapter to brutal legacy 01/25
monitor.co.ug Former LRA abductee pleads forgiveness for Ongwen 01/25
edition.cnn.com Commander accused of war crimes 01/24
dailytrust.com.ng LRA rebel leader accused of ordering cannibalism 01/22
timeslive.co.za LRA leader faces 70 war crime charges 01/22
invisiblechildren.com ON THE RADAR || ALARMING REPORTS OF BOLD LRA ATTACKS IN CENTRAL AFRICA 01/22
monitor.co.ug In the shadows of LRA victims 01/22
aljazeera.com ICC hearing to decide fate of Ugandan LRA commander 01/21
sky.com Ugandan Warlord 'Ordered Civilians Be Eaten' 01/21
af.reuters.com LRA used brutality to train child fighters, prosecutors say 01/21
bbc.co.uk Rebel accused of ordering cannibalism 01/21
monitor.co.ug LRA rebel commander Ongwen faces 70 war crimes charges 01/21
monitor.co.ug Ongwen 'tip of the spear' of LRA, court told 01/21
apanews.net La LRA prend en otage six villageois centrafricains 01/21
independent.co.ug Dominic Ongwen’s pre-trial resumes at The Hague 01/21
modernghana.com War crimes court told of Ugandan rebels' reign of terror 01/21
invisiblechildren.com UPDATE: Trial Moves Ahead for Former Deputy to Kony 01/21
voanews.com ICC Seeks Trial of Lord's Resistance Army Ex-commander 01/21
hrw.org ICC: First Major Hearing on LRA Crimes 01/21
voanews.com Uganda Split Over Ongwen's Confirmation Charges 01/21
news.com.au Kony deputy ‘made hostages eat civilians’ 01/21
africa-newsroom.com Ugandan Victims' Eyes are on the ICC as LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen faces Judges 01/20
allafrica.com Uganda: Hague Court to Pay Kony War Victims Upon Conviction of Ongwen 01/20