Lord's Resistance Army

War crimes

Former Ugandan child soldier denies war crimes at the International Criminal Court

Tim Hume
12.7.16
Stuff

What It Was Like to Be Joseph Kony's Bodyguard

An excerpt from 'When the Walking Defeats You', a book about a young man who became one the bodyguard to one of the 21st century's most notorious warlords before making his escape.
Ledio Cakaj
11.28.16
africa

Thousands of Victims of Uganda's Brutal Conflict Are Watching This Trial Very Closely

ICC prosecutors are pursuing Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of Uganda’s Lord's Resistance Army, on 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, and torture.
Charles Parkinson
1.21.16
africa

Notorious Warlord Joseph Kony's Fighters Kidnap Dozens in Central African Republic

Village residents and officials said the rebels killed one villager as they pulled off their largest recent kidnapping in the former French colony, where the Ugandan rebel group has entrenched itself as international forces hunt down their leader.
Kayla Ruble
1.13.16
africa

Lord's Resistance Army Leader Joseph Kony Said to Be in Poor Health

Recent LRA defectors reportedly passed on the information about Kony's health after surrendering to authorities in the Central African Republic.
VICE News
7.6.15
Film

Ryan Gosling on Dreams, Detroit, and His Directorial Debut ‘Lost River’

"My opinion of their reviews is 'two thumbs down.'"
Charlie Schmidlin
4.8.15
africa

'I Don't Understand What I Did': We Spoke to a Lord's Resistance Army Escapee Who Wants Remaining Fighters to Return Home Too

With the arrest of top commander Dominic Ongwen the LRA is back in the spotlight — but a former fighter told VICE News that most of those still in the bush just want to get back to their families.
Sally Hayden
2.23.15
middle east

VICE News Capsule - Tuesday, January 13

Egyptian court acquits 26 men detained in raid on Cairo public bathhouse, captured Ugandan rebel commander urges LRA fighters to stop fighting, Saudi cleric issues religious order against building snowmen, and more.
VICE News
1.13.15
africa

Ugandan Forces Confirm Lord's Resistance Army Commander Has Surrendered

Dominic Ongwen, wanted by the ICC for four counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity, is said to be in Ugandan custody.
Sally Hayden
1.7.15
Stuff

Dumping a Bucket of Ice on Your Head Does Not Make You a Philanthropist

The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest in lazy, narcissistic "hashtag activism." If you want to change the world, you're not going to do it by tweeting, wearing a tacky bracelet, or dumping ice water over your head.
Arielle Pardes
8.13.14
africa

UN: The Capture of Joseph Kony Is 'Coming Pretty Soon'

Kony and the remnants of his Lord's Resistance Army are now thought to be somewhere in the Central African Republic.
Olivia Becker
5.13.14
News

Should I Donate Money to Kony 2012 or Not?

And does seeking out Invisible Children's faults make me a cynical snob?
Alex Miller
3.7.12