Lord's Resistance Army

Issue Brief: Intelligence Needs in the Hunt for the LRA

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.  Read More »

Intelligence Needs in the Hunt for the LRA

Current efforts to end the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, including the deployment of U.S. military advisors to East and Central Africa, are unlikely to succeed if they are not accompanied by substantial diplomatic, military, logistical, and intelligence support. This series of LRA issue briefs describes the main obstacles to success and explains what steps the United States and its partners should take in their efforts to end the LRA threat.

Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard at a building.

Open Letter to the President: Critical Steps for Obama's Second-Term

President Obama speaks at an event.

As President Obama sets off on his new four-year term, the Enough Project delivered an open letter to the president outlining critical steps that the U.S. government should take to address the conflicts in the Sudans, between Sudan and South Sudan, in eastern Congo, and in areas impacted by the Lord's Resistance Army.  Read More »

Stopping Enablers of Mass Atrocities: Enough’s Winning Proposal for the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention

Humanity United and USAID announced last week that the Enough Project has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition. Our submission, Combining Front-line Research with Cutting-Edge Technology to Identify and Stop Enablers of Mass Atrocities, won in the “Enablers” category.  Read More »

Open Letter to President Obama

In an open letter to the President, Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and Executive Director John C. Bradshaw offer specific policy recommendations for Congo, the Sudans and the Lord's Resistance Army.

President Obama is sworn in for second term in the Blue Room.

2012 Crisis Tracker Security Brief Highlights Trends in LRA Violence

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.  Read More »

Attention Delaware: Senator Coons to Convene Opportunity Africa Conference

Next Monday, February 11, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs and outspoken advocate for Africa, will convene his 2nd annual “Opportunity: Africa Conference” at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Defections from LRA Gaining Momentum

Efforts to establish “safe reporting sites,” where rebels with the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, can surrender peacefully, are starting to pay off.  Read More »

Enough Project Welcomes John Kerry as Secretary of State; Urges His Continued Support on Sudan, Congo, and LRA

Longtime human rights champion Senator John Kerry was confirmed yesterday as the new U.S. Secretary of State by a Senate vote of 94-3. As the new administration settles in for the next four years, Secretary Kerry—who has been an outspoken and staunch advocate for human rights—will now, more than ever, be positioned to help support African nations in ending crimes against humanity and building a path toward long-term peace and stability.  Read More »

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