|Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year
UN News Center - March 28, 2014
|The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
|U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony
Xinhua - March 24, 2014
|The United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
|Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - October 30, 2013
|DR Congo’s army has recaptured Bunagana, the last major town that was still occupied by the M23 rebels in North Kivu province. President Joseph Kabila took to the airwaves to congratulate the Congolese army for liberating “most regions of North Kivu that had been under the control of the enemies of peace for 19 months.”
|Kony 2012 video director detained
BBC News - March 16, 2012
|The co-founder of Invisible Children has been taken to hospital in San Diego, California, after he was found semi-naked and screaming at traffic. Jason Russell narrated the Kony 2012 campaign video which went viral on the internet last week.
|LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony target of viral campaign video
BBC News - March 7, 2012
|A campaign by US activists to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has gone viral on the web. Invisible Children's half-hour film on the use of child soldiers by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has been viewed nearly 10 million times on YouTube. Critics, however, have questioned the methods of the non-profit group.
|UN, AU vow to eradicate Ugandan rebel group LRA in 2012
Xinhua - January 5, 2012
|A joint mission of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations has ended its visit to the Central African Republic, vowing "to act and ensure the eradication of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)." The "urgent need to finish LRA" was voiced by the head of the UN Regional Bureau for Central Africa (UNOCA), Abou Moussa, and the AU special envoy on the issue of LRA, Francisco Madeira.
|Obama Sends Troops to Help Fight the LRA
The White House | Office of the Press Secretary - October 14, 2011
|"I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield. I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa," President Barack Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Friday.
|UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats
UN News Service - June 9, 2011
|“There has been significant progress regarding the security situation in recent years in eastern DRC,” said Roger Meece, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), in a briefing to the Council.
|Rights Groups: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections
Human Rights Watch - June 9, 2011
|The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence, a coalition of 47 international and Congolese organizations said today.
|Military Operations Have Weakened the LRA, Says UN
Radio Okapi - February 23, 2011
|The military operation codenamed "Umbrella" and other joint special operations against Ugandan LRA rebels have significantly reduced their freedom of action and maneuvering space in Orientale Province, the military spokesman for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC, Lt-Colonel Mamadou Gaye, said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Kinshasa.