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Human Rights Watch Awards Prestigious Prize to Anti-LRA Human Rights Defender

Earlier this week, Human Rights Watch awarded its prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism to two human rights defenders from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya. Father Benoît Kinalegu, the Congolese recipient, is a priest and longtime activist working to document and end the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and rehabilitate survivors of LRA violence.  Read More »

Foreign Policy Oped: Let Them Hunt

After all the global attention heaped on Joseph Kony, the LRA warlord wreaking havoc throughout a handful of central African countries, it turns out that the existing plan for bringing him to justice isn't going to work.  Read More »

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning the LRA, Supporting Increased U.S. Efforts

Building on recent momentum in Congress to address the limitations of the U.S. military effort to capture key members of the Lord’s Resistance Army and end the group’s long history of atrocities, the Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution last week, S.Res. 402, condemning the crimes against humanity and mass atrocities being committed by Joseph Kony and the LRA.  Read More »

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U.S. House and Senate Step Up Efforts to End the LRA

In response to the ongoing threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and the lack of regional coordination between LRA-affected countries, Congressional leaders sent a letter to President Obama calling for an LRA-focused meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. A Senate subcommittee approved additional funds for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in support of counter-LRA operations.  Read More »

What is Khartoum Hiding?

A remark made last week by Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations is renewing suspicions that the Lord's Resistance Army is hiding in Sudan and receiving support from the Sudanese government again. Highly credible reports received by the Enough Project several days ago indicate that Kony was recently in Darfur and may still be there.  Read More »

Clinton Heads to Uganda with Opportunity to Jumpstart Efforts on LRA

The State Department announced on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is embarking this week on a trip to Africa that includes a stop in Uganda, where she will meet with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The visit provides a critical opportunity to jumpstart efforts to find solutions to these long-standing challenges. To make the most of her visit, Clinton should do three things, writes Resolve Executive Director Michael Poffenberger.  Read More »

Anti-LRA Groups to U.N. and A.U.: Regional Strategy Presents ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’ to End Crisis

The Enough Project, along with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Invisible Children, and Resolve, signed a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma this week calling for the rapid implementation of the recently approved “U.N. Regional Strategy to Address the Threat and Impact of the Activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).”  Read More »

U.S. Cuts Funds to Rwanda Over Support to Congo’s M23 Rebellion

Over the weekend the U.S. State Department announced it was suspending $200,000 worth of Foreign Military Financing, or FMF, normally allocated to support a military academy in Rwanda. The suspension of aid is the first punitive action taken against Kigali since the allegations of support to the M23 rebellion in Congo surfaced in late June.  Read More »

Speak Up to End the LRA


In efforts to address issues of regional cooperation and leadership in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ed Royce (R-CA ) drafted a letter calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to meet with presidents from each LRA-affected country during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September. The letter is currently circulating amongst Congressional offices for further endorsements. In this post that originally appeared on the Resolve blog, Resolve Co-founder and CEO Michael Poffenberger describes how activists can speak up in support of the letter, and use their voices to help end the LRA.  Read More »

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