Eastern Congo

White House Blog Picks Up LRA Bill Signing

The White House recently published a blog post and photo from the ceremony where President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.  Read More »

In Congo, U.N. Official’s Assurances Ring Hollow as Peacekeepers Prepare to Withdraw

In an isolated corner of northeastern Congo, where MONUC has helped deter attacks by the LRA and established fragile security, civilians brace for the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers.  Read More »

Kampala Conference: Opening Remarks Provoke Controversy

David Abramowitz sent this update from Kampala, Uganda where he is attending the Review Conference for the International Criminal Court.  Read More »

The New, Not-Necessarily-Improved MONUSCO

Lots of changes – some substantial, others cosmetic – are afoot for the world’s largest peacekeeping force, the nearly 21,000-strong U.N. mission in Congo, or MONUC.  Read More »

ICC Conference Opens with Pointed Remarks from World Leaders

Humanity United's David Abramowitz sent this update from the ICC Review Conference currently underway in Kampala, Uganda.  Read More »

The ICC in the Spotlight

The much-anticipated review conference for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is set to open on Monday and run through June 11 in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. The Kampala conference has been called a “watershed moment” for countries to renew their support for the ICC.  Read More »

12,000 People in Central African Republic Flee LRA Attacks

Burned out truck - LCakaj

In just the last six weeks, 12,000 people have fled their homes because of Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in the Central African Republic, but insecurity has hampered the ability of the U.N. to reach them.  Read More »

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President Obama Signs Landmark LRA Bill into Law

In a ceremony attended by Enough, Resolve Uganda, Invisible Children, and key Congressional supporters, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Ugandan Recovery Act on Monday night.  Read More »

Taking the Lord's Resistance Army Seriously

To be successful, policymakers charged with designing the new strategy for ending the Lord's Resistance Army need to understand why the Ugandan government has failed to defeat the LRA in the past 20 years.  Read More »

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