Blog Posts in Child Soldiers

Posted by Carrie Beason on Mar 1, 2013

As the 16-year-old Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza made her way down the red carpet at last Sunday’s Academy Awards, millions of people were exposed to the tragic and resilient stories of Mwanza and her award winning character in “War Witch” (“Rebelle”), Komona.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Feb 22, 2013

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.

Posted by Alissa Orlando on Feb 22, 2013

With operations by the Lord’s Resistance Army spanning several countries and swaths of dense jungle, hunting down the rebels requires excellent real-time intelligence—something long deficient in the efforts to bring the LRA to an end. In a new issue brief published by the Enough Project, LRA analyst. Ashley Benner, offers six reasons why intelligence about the LRA is difficult to collect and suggests six ways that the U.S. could address this challenge.

Posted by Emmanuelle Chriqui on Feb 8, 2013
Actress and Congo activist Emmanuelle Chriqui

This Valentine's Day, as many of us give and receive gifts of flowers, chocolate, or jewelry, I can't help but wonder if the gold jewelry for sale could be connected to a war halfway around the world.

Posted by Heejin Ahn on Feb 8, 2013

Killings by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, in 2012 fell to a new low since 2007. Abduction remains a calling card of the LRA, with 512 cases of kidnapping over the past year.