Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Uganda, South Sudan, and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo See summary

Recent articles: Former LRA abductee making a difference 12/03 Le greffier de la CPI en visite en Ouganda avant le procès du commandant de la LRA 12/01 Unlocking Solutions for Peace || Vie et Espoir 11/26 10 European ambassadors camp in Gulu District 11/23 Uganda: 15-Year-Old Heads Family of Three 11/23 15-year-old heads family of three 11/22 When The Walking Defeats You // A Look Into the LRA 11/21 Behind the Scenes || Camille and the LRA Crisis Tracker 11/18 AFRICOM could scale back counter-LRA mission in coming year 11/18 African Union personnel abducted by armed group in Western Equatoria 11/18 Light dims on Akena, a child rights activist 11/17 Former abductee on LRA commander Ongwen 11/16 African countries in failed attempts to try ‘serious’ crimes 11/15 Construction of Kaguta bridge stalls again 11/14 11 avocats pour la défense du seigneur de guerre ougandais, Dominic Ongwen à la CPI 11/11 LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Brief | October 2016 11/10 Former Dominic Ongwen bodyguard sits PLE 11/02 Our Approach || Partnering with Local Heroes 10/31 ICTJ: World Report October 2016 – Transitional Justice News and Analysis 10/31 Homes takeover as 3 million hectares of forest disappear 10/28 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief | 2016 Quarter 3 10/24 Flying Squad arrests 100 in Kitgum over murder, robbery 10/24 In Case You Missed It || Harvard Case Study Highlights Resilience of LRA-Affected Communities 10/14 Partner Spotlight || Father Ernest and SAIPED 10/11 Scores feared dead after attack on buses in South Sudan 10/10 Uganda: 20 years since 'Aboke girls' abduction 10/07 Remembering the Wisdom of Uganda’s Aboke Girls, 20 Years Later 10/07 Uganda: Father Scalabrini Remembered 10/07 In death as in life, Scalabrini towers 10/06 Our Liberty is Bound Together || Expanding our Mission to End Violence 10/05 Remembering Northern Uganda’s Legendary James Otto 09/28 Ongwen Trial Update || ICC Prosecutor to Focus on Gender-Based Crimes 09/28 Kwoyelo’s lawyers question legality of presiding judge 09/22 Uganda: Life After Decades of War 09/22 Uganda: A brilliant genocide 09/22 Life after decades of war 09/21 VIDEO: The faces of South Sudan war part III 09/16 Uganda: Ex-LRA Abductees Criticise Acholi MPs 09/15 Flash Action Update || Two Family Reunions 09/14 Ex-LRA abductees criticise Acholi MPs 09/14 As Uganda Withdraws From AU Mission, Is Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army Finished? 09/08 Uganda: Even Wedding Ring Was Taken - MP Tells of Robbery in South Africa 09/04 Even my wedding ring was taken- MP narrates robbery ordeal in South Africa hotel 09/03 Uganda: Special Forces to Halt Operations Against Lord's Resistance Army 08/31 Ugandan special forces to halt operations against Lord's Resistance Army 08/30 Uganda: Abducted by LRA, Rescued... Then Rejected 08/27 Staff Spotlight // Jean de Dieu Kandape 08/26 U.S. Sanctions Kony's Sons for Ivory Trafficking following Enough Project Research 08/25 US Imposes Sanctions on Warlord Joseph Kony's Sons 08/24 Ouganda: Washington gèle les avoirs de deux fils du chef de la LRA 08/24 Soldier sentenced to 10 months for losing gun 08/24 Central African Republic: U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Kony's Sons 08/24 US slaps sanctions on LRA rebel leader's sons 08/23 US Imposes Economic Sanctions Against Sons of African Rebel Leader 08/23 Uganda: LRA Resurgence Likely Consequences of Late 2016 Ugandan Withdrawal From CAR 08/18 State appoints new lawyers for former LRA rebel Kwoyelo 08/16 Ex-LRA rebel Kwoyelo turns down new lawyers 08/15 UPDF pull out of Kony hunt 08/13 CAR: Caring for patients with HIV 08/12 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Community Defection Committees 08/03 New Data on the LRA’s Threat to Civilians: The Resolve and Invisible Children Release LRA Crisis Tracker Midyear Security Brief 07/26 Kwoyelo and Ongwen trials show progress in fight against impunity 07/24 Hip hip hooray! UPDF provides reason to cheer 07/23 LRA Crisis Tracker Report Indicates Kony May Be Rebuilding 07/22 Uganda: Lawyers Urge Court Cannot Try Suspects in 2014 Muslim Clerics Killing 07/22 Tales from former LRA child soldiers 07/20 Ugandan-led rebel group steps up attacks in Central Africa 07/20 Kony’s LRA resurgent as Ugandan military plans withdrawal from central Africa 07/20 Juba talks aided LRA rebels assembly, says Dr Rugunda 07/18 Revisiting LRA war 10 years later 07/16 LRA rebels cut off my lips, ears, nose and breast 07/15 HOW WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AFFECTS COMMUNITIES 07/14 Liberia: CSO Working Group: Failure to Pass the 2014 Version of the Land Rights Act Threatens Peace and Stability in Liberia 07/14 Uganda: Any War Is About Ideology 07/13 War survivors yet to get justice 07/08 MEET THE INTERNS | BEN & SARAH 07/06 Uganda: Mission (Not) Accomplished 07/03 Uganda to pull troops out of Somalia as it also exits CAR 07/02 La traque du seigneur de guerre du LRA se poursuivra – (Armée) 07/01 Mission (Not) Accomplished 07/01 Tonya and Sarah || A Defection Story 06/30 LRA victims seek healing from trauma 06/29 AMPLIFYING VOICES: THE GENOCIDE AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION ACT 06/28 Uganda: From Joseph Kony's 'Wife' to Peace Advocate - a Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life 06/27 Uganda: A Courageous Life After Escaping the Lord's Resistance Army 06/27 FEATURE: From Joseph Kony’s ‘wife’ to peace advocate – a courageous young woman’s journey to reclaim her life 06/23 Flash Action Update || Thank you for taking action 06/22 ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY WE STAND #WithRefugees 06/20 Papa Joseph || Father of Invisible Children CAR 06/18 How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self 06/17 LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa 06/17 Lord's Resistance Army rebels kidnap 17 in Central African Republic 06/16 At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/16 FLASH ALERT: LRA RELEASES 12 WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND COULD FREE MORE 06/15 LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa: UN 06/15 At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/15 US says it's still 'working closely' with Uganda to eliminate LRA 06/13 US vows to work with Uganda against LRA 06/12 Uganda to withdraw troops from Central African Republic 06/10 Ugandan Government Announces Plans to Abandon Mission to Stop Kony 06/10


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.