Lord's Resistance Army

Bill To End LRA Blocked By Senator, Activists Mobilize

Michael Poffenberger

With a record 61 cosponsors, the bipartisan Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act was submitted last month for Senate passage by unanimous consent. But a lone senator – Tom Coburn of Oklahoma – is single-handedly blocking the bill, jeopardizing the progress toward peace so many have worked to create.  Read More »

Advocate For LRA Victims Takes To The Senate Floor

Rather than simply issue a statement, Senator Inhofe (R-OK) took the extra step to address the Senate chamber, stressing the vital impact the legislation would have on the children who endured the brutal tactics of Lord's Resistance Army.  Read More »

Senate LRA Bill Makes History

This week, support for the Lord’s Resistance Army bill, or S. 1067,  reached a majority in the Senate, marking a degree of support that—according to the Congressional Research Service—has not been seen since 1973 for a bill specifically on sub-Saharan Africa.  Read More »

Silent Night

Bad things have a tendency to happen in faraway parts of the world during the holiday season, when policymakers head home and the 24hour news cycle momentarily slows down.   Read More »

From Life of Stature to Life of a Refugee

Mama Francoise was impeccably dressed. From the bright Congolese fabric, her command of French, and her dissatisfaction with the type of food she was receiving in the camp, it was clear that Francoise was not at home.  Read More »


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Senate LRA Bill Gains Momentum

Late last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act (S. 1067/HR 2478), moving the bill to just one step away from final passage by the Senate.  Read More »

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