LRA

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

Recent articles:

voanews.com US Imposes Sanctions on Warlord Joseph Kony's Sons 08/24
allafrica.com Central African Republic: U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Kony's Sons 08/24
apanews.net Ouganda: Washington gèle les avoirs de deux fils du chef de la LRA 08/24
monitor.co.ug Soldier sentenced to 10 months for losing gun 08/24
modernghana.com US slaps sanctions on LRA rebel leader's sons 08/23
voanews.com US Imposes Economic Sanctions Against Sons of African Rebel Leader 08/23
allafrica.com Uganda: LRA Resurgence Likely Consequences of Late 2016 Ugandan Withdrawal From CAR 08/18
monitor.co.ug State appoints new lawyers for former LRA rebel Kwoyelo 08/16
monitor.co.ug Ex-LRA rebel Kwoyelo turns down new lawyers 08/15
monitor.co.ug UPDF pull out of Kony hunt 08/13
msf.org CAR: Caring for patients with HIV 08/12
invisiblechildren.com 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Community Defection Committees 08/03
enoughproject.org New Data on the LRA’s Threat to Civilians: The Resolve and Invisible Children Release LRA Crisis Tracker Midyear Security Brief 07/26
monitor.co.ug Kwoyelo and Ongwen trials show progress in fight against impunity 07/24
monitor.co.ug Hip hip hooray! UPDF provides reason to cheer 07/23
invisiblechildren.com LRA Crisis Tracker Report Indicates Kony May Be Rebuilding 07/22
allafrica.com Uganda: Lawyers Urge Court Cannot Try Suspects in 2014 Muslim Clerics Killing 07/22
monitor.co.ug Tales from former LRA child soldiers 07/20
foxnews.com Ugandan-led rebel group steps up attacks in Central Africa 07/20
invisiblechildren.com Kony’s LRA resurgent as Ugandan military plans withdrawal from central Africa 07/20
monitor.co.ug Juba talks aided LRA rebels assembly, says Dr Rugunda 07/18
monitor.co.ug Revisiting LRA war 10 years later 07/16
monitor.co.ug LRA rebels cut off my lips, ears, nose and breast 07/15
invisiblechildren.com HOW WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AFFECTS COMMUNITIES 07/14
allafrica.com Liberia: CSO Working Group: Failure to Pass the 2014 Version of the Land Rights Act Threatens Peace and Stability in Liberia 07/14
allafrica.com Uganda: Any War Is About Ideology 07/13
monitor.co.ug War survivors yet to get justice 07/08
invisiblechildren.com MEET THE INTERNS | BEN & SARAH 07/06
allafrica.com Uganda: Mission (Not) Accomplished 07/03
theeastafrican.co.ke Uganda to pull troops out of Somalia as it also exits CAR 07/02
apanews.net La traque du seigneur de guerre du LRA se poursuivra – (Armée) 07/01
irinnews.org Mission (Not) Accomplished 07/01
invisiblechildren.com Tonya and Sarah || A Defection Story 06/30
monitor.co.ug LRA victims seek healing from trauma 06/29
invisiblechildren.com AMPLIFYING VOICES: THE GENOCIDE AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION ACT 06/28
allafrica.com Uganda: From Joseph Kony's 'Wife' to Peace Advocate - a Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life 06/27
allafrica.com Uganda: A Courageous Life After Escaping the Lord's Resistance Army 06/27
un.org FEATURE: From Joseph Kony’s ‘wife’ to peace advocate – a courageous young woman’s journey to reclaim her life 06/23
invisiblechildren.com Flash Action Update || Thank you for taking action 06/22
invisiblechildren.com ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY WE STAND #WithRefugees 06/20
invisiblechildren.com Papa Joseph || Father of Invisible Children CAR 06/18
npr.org How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self 06/17
monitor.co.ug LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa 06/17
reuters.com Lord's Resistance Army rebels kidnap 17 in Central African Republic 06/16
globalsecurity.org At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/16
invisiblechildren.com FLASH ALERT: LRA RELEASES 12 WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND COULD FREE MORE 06/15
modernghana.com LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa: UN 06/15
un.org At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa 06/15
monitor.co.ug US says it's still 'working closely' with Uganda to eliminate LRA 06/13
nation.co.ke US vows to work with Uganda against LRA 06/12
stripes.com Uganda to withdraw troops from Central African Republic 06/10
invisiblechildren.com Ugandan Government Announces Plans to Abandon Mission to Stop Kony 06/10
theeastafrican.co.ke Uganda to withdraw troops hunting LRA rebels in Central African Republic 06/10
globalsecurity.org Rebels kidnap 100 civilians in DR Congo: UN 06/08
appablog.wordpress.com 601ème réunion PSC sur la mise en œuvre de l’Initiative de coopération régionale pour l’éliminat ion de l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) 06/07
allafrica.com Uganda: Massacre Survivors Back Ongwen Trial 06/07
appablog.wordpress.com 601st PSC meeting on the implementation of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) 06/07
realcleardefense.com Uganda on the Brink 06/05
allafrica.com Central African Republic: Witchcraft Among 269 Rights Violations in CAR, Says UN 06/03
sudantribune.com Sudan turns down joining anti-LRA regional group 06/01
allafrica.com Uganda: Former LRA Commander Ongwen ICC Trial Starts in December 05/31
monitor.co.ug LRA’s Ongwen ICC trial starts in December 05/31
invisiblechildren.com On the Radar || LRA Group In Garamba 05/25
monitor.co.ug International Criminal Court: Africa is a target, not participant 05/20
turkishweekly.net Notorious African rebel chief 'using ivory to buy arms' 05/20
invisiblechildren.com This Day in History || The Lukodi Massacre 05/19
appablog.wordpress.com Opening Ceremony of the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) 05/18
allafrica.com Uganda: Police Close Road Over Bomb Scare 05/16
monitor.co.ug Police close road over bomb scare 05/14
monitor.co.ug Museveni remarks a mockery - US government 05/13
punchng.com Kwara Assembly wants Yekini immortalised 05/10
invisiblechildren.com Who runs the world? Moms like Melanie. 05/08
allafrica.com Uganda: Accountability and Child Soldiers 05/06
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

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.