(HRW) – Deadly attacks on hospitals and medical workers in conflicts around the world remain uninvestigated and unpunished a year after the United Nations Security Council called for greater action, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 25, 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 2286, […]

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(AP) – The U.N. humanitarian aid coordinator says four international aid groups will temporarily withdraw their workers from parts of northern Central African Republic because of increasing attacks targeting them. Spokesman Jens Laerke says the country is one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult for humanitarian work, particularly in the northern province of Ouham. Link

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(Quartz) – On Dec. 6, the International Criminal Court opened its prosecution of a longtime confidant and henchman of African warlord Joseph Kony. But as the curtain was pulled back on an expensive courtroom drama, it was hard not to be disappointed by the villain who entered the courtroom at The Hague. Dominic Ongwen, a 41-year-old […]

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(Newsweek) – Less than five years ago, Joseph Kony’s name was known across the world. The Ugandan warlord was the subject of “Kony 2012,” an informational video produced by U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Invisible Children. The purpose of the video—which was viewed 100 million times in a week, the fastest YouTube video ever at the time to […]

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(Central African Republic) – As conflict spreads and intensifies in the Central African Republic (CAR), dozens of civilians are being killed and wounded. Thousands are being forced to flee for their lives and are receiving little to no humanitarian assistance. “Our teams have witnessed summary executions and have found mutilated bodies left exposed to terrorise populations. […]

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(Deutsche Welle) – US military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa are “coming to an end,” a top American general said on Friday, even though its brutal leader Joseph Kony has not been captured. “This operation, although not achieving the ability to get to Kony himself, has essentially taken that group off the battlefield,” […]

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(Human Rights Watch) – Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, “No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools in the Central African Republic,” documents how armed groups, and even soldiers from […]

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(NBC) -Joseph Kony’s army of child soldiers robbed central Africa of a generation, and the self-proclaimed Christian prophet has been accused of murder, rape, kidnapping and torture by the International Criminal Court. NBC News reports that the United States considers Kony a “specially designated global terrorist,” and it’s the Green Berets’ mission to “apprehend or […]

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