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Kony’s Ivory: How Elephant Poaching in Congo Helps Support the Lord’s Resistance Army | Enough

The Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, is now using elephant poaching as a means to sustain itself. LRA leader Joseph Kony—wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity—has ordered his fighters to bring him elephant tusks. Eyewitnesses report that the LRA trades tusks for much-needed resources such as food, weapons and ammunition, and other supplies. ...

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Hidden In Plain Sight: Sudan’s Harboring of the LRA in the Kafia and Kingi Enclave 2009-2013 | Resolve

Released on April 26th, 2013, Hidden In Plain Sight: Sudan’s Harboring of the LRA in the Kafia Kingi Enclave, 2009-2013, uses satellite imagery and testimony from Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) defectors to document the renewal of Sudan’s support to the LRA from 2009 until at least early 2013, and to pinpoint the likely location of rebel leader Joseph Kony’s recent ...

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Kony 2012: Ugandans Criticize Popular Video for Backing U.S. Military Intervention in Central Africa | DemocracyNow!

We look at the controversial video, “Kony 2012,” that targets Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group notorious for kidnapping children, forcing boys to become fighters, and using girls as sex slaves in Central Africa. Released on March 5, it was viewed more than 100 million times online in just under a week, making it the most ...

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The Congo conundrum: Truth catches up with Obama | Pambazuka

South American countries are succeeding exactly because they have reached their own consensus instead of trusting the Washington Consensus. As Noam Chomsky puts it, in the past decade, for the first time in 500 years, South America has taken successful steps to free itself from western domination, another serious loss for America. The region has moved towards integration, and has ...

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What Jason Did Not Tell Gavin and His Army of Invisible Children: The Downside of the Kony 2012 Video | Makerere Institute of Social Research

Invisible Children has joined the ranks of those calling for the US to press for a military solution – presumably supported by a mostly children’s army of over 70 million viewers of its video, Kony 2012! What is the LRA that it should merit the attention of an audience ranging from Hollywood celebrities to ‘humanitarian interventionists’ to AFRICOM to children ...

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Joshua Dysart: Illustrating the Terror of the LRA through Comic Books | Enough

Merging his creativity and sense of social justice, comic book writer Joshua Dysart has brought mainstream attention to the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army through an award-winning comic book series, Unknown Soldier, set in northern Uganda. For many comic book artists and aficionados, comics are a form of escapism, but comic book writer Joshua Dysart is interested in ...

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Uganda: US help against rebels overdue | Al Jazeera

Uganda’s foreign minister has welcomed the deployment of US troops to help the country battle Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, but said the contingent of 100 combat-ready advisors was “well overdue”. “For 20 years, the government of Uganda has been pleading with our American and European friends to help in the LRA problem, because these are international terrorists,” said Henry Okello ...

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Lord’s Resistance Army attacks populated areas of north-eastern Congo | AlertNet

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 1 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it is alarmed by an upsurge in violence against civilians by a rebel Ugandan group in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. A particularly worrying development is that the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, appears to be targeting more populated areas. Since January, the ...

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