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Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare

Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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French Peacekeepers Pull Out as New Violence Erupts in the Central African Republic

France just ended it mission in the CAR, leaving the country with scandal-plagued U.N. peacekeepers.

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The U.S. Slaps Joseph Kony’s Kids With New Financial Sanctions

The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA:  Anders Kompass, representante del Alto Comisiondado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Guatemala, responde preguntas de la prensa en Ciudad de Guatemala, el 13 de Febrero de 2006. Para la ONU la complejidad del fenomeno de la violencia en Guatemala se agudiza por la debilidad en los sistemas de informacion y analisis y por escasa capacidad de la Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) y del Ministerio Publico (MP) para investigar y esclarecer los delitos. El 2005, segun la ONU, fue el mas violento de los ultimos anos en lo que se refiere al derecho de la vida en Guatemala, al registrarse 5.338 homicidios.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.  (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.N. Official Who Blew the Lid off Central African Republic Sex Scandal Vindicated

Anders Kompass was cleared of charges that he improperly gave the French a confidential paper documenting sexual abuse in the Central African Republic.

People walk by a billboard welcoming Pope Francis ahead of his visit in Bangui on November 25, 2015. Pope Francis on November 25 warned of the need to tackle poverty as a key driver of conflict and violence as he kicked off a landmark Africa trip fraught with security concerns. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA        (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Heads to Central African Republic Amid Security Fears

The U.N. is mobilizing 3,000 peacekeepers to protect Pope Francis. Can his message of reconciliation help heal the war-torn nation?

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - APRIL 30:  Muslims fleeing from capital Bangui to Kaga-Bandoro (market town, It is situated 245km north of the capital Bangui), under the protection of members of the Multinational Force of Central Africa (MISCA) in Bangui, Central African Republic on April 29, 2014. (Photo by Nacer Telal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Anti-Balaka fighters, members of a militia opposed to the Seleka rebel group, pose with weapons and amulets in a village in the Boy-Rabe neighborhood in Bangui on December 14, 2013. France raised alarm on December 13 over worsening violence in the Central African Republic, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged warring Christians and Muslims to stop the bloodshed that has left more than 600 dead in the past week. AFP PHOTO IVAN LIEMAN        (Photo credit should read )

‘One Day, We Will Start a Big War’

Warlords are running roughshod over the U.N. in the Central African Republic. Now the country is rushing into elections that could accelerate the killing.

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 28 :  Demonstrators gather in Bangui demand the resignation of interim president Catherine Samba Panza in Central African Republic on September 28, 2015. (Photo by Herve Cyriaque Serefio/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Unrest Paralyzes Humanitarian Effort in the Central African Republic

Aid workers struggle to reach thousands of displaced as U.N. peacekeepers square off against militants.

People block a road as they protest against the French "Sangaris" intervention in the Galabadia neighborhood close to the Centrafrican President's private house in the eigth district of Bangui on December 22, 2013. According to Muslim residents, clashes broke out early on December 22 between the French soldiers and the ex-Seleka fighters, who mounted a successful coup in March but have since refused to lay down their arms. They said three fighters were killed and several others were wounded, but their claims have not been confirmed by the French military.  AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Central African Republic: Protests Rock Capital After Overnight Clashes

After a weekend of looting and sectarian violence, anti-government protesters in Bangui clash with U.N. peacekeepers.

This photo taken on October 3, 2014 shows the UN Minusca peacekeepers patrolling through the 3rd district of Bangui, following deadly clashes between armed groups in the Central African town of Bambari that have left at least 25 dead, and increasing security on the eve of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. The region remains highly restive due to splits within the Seleka "between a branch that is more and more radicalised and another which is more open to dialogue to exit the crisis," said Colonel Gilles Jaron of the French peacekeeping forces. AFP PHOTO / PACOME PABANDJI        (Photo credit should read PACOME PABANDJI/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.N. Is Not Serious About Its Peacekeeper Rape Problem

Despite investigations into crimes in the Central African Republic, impunity still reigns.

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U.N. CAR Envoy Steps Down Amid Allegations of Abuse by Peacekeepers

Babacar Gaye's resignation comes on the heels of widespread reports of sexual abuse perpetrated by peacekeepers in the CAR.

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Africa’s Angry Young Men

No school, no job, no future. Why so many of Africa's young men choose militias.

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‘We Cannot Go Back. We Cannot Trust Them Again.’

After more than two years of vicious civil war and horrific war crimes, is there any hope for peace in the Central African Republic?

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA:  Anders Kompass, representante del Alto Comisiondado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Guatemala, responde preguntas de la prensa en Ciudad de Guatemala, el 13 de Febrero de 2006. Para la ONU la complejidad del fenomeno de la violencia en Guatemala se agudiza por la debilidad en los sistemas de informacion y analisis y por escasa capacidad de la Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) y del Ministerio Publico (MP) para investigar y esclarecer los delitos. El 2005, segun la ONU, fue el mas violento de los ultimos anos en lo que se refiere al derecho de la vida en Guatemala, al registrarse 5.338 homicidios.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.  (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Tightens Noose on U.N. Rights Official Who Exposed Abuses

U.N. investigators expand investigation into veteran U.N. human rights official who disclosed abuses against children in the Central African Republic.

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