Major General Ongwen was a notoriously brutal top commander who spent his entire adult life in the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) which terrorized communities in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
Hunger engulfs almost a billion of the globe's citizens but inadequate nutrition is an even broader epidemic that consumes millions of healthy lives, from the richest nations to the poorest subsistence farmers.
ISIS and their ilk are little more than the pirate communities of old. They may use religious rhetoric to rationalize their grisly crimes, to justify their punishments, or to attract new recruits from abroad. Yet, their agenda is not religious and it is not new.
If Kony had his way, the world would forget he ever existed. But instead, we should take a lesson from 2005, when the international community finally began to take Kony and his LRA rebellion seriously.
The soaring demand for products derived from wildlife has pushed several iconic species --including elephants, rhinos, and tigers, as well as many lesser known species -- toward the precipice of extinction. This is a global crisis for both wildlife and people, particularly local communities.
Since our first visit Adam has become one of our heroes and is arguably one of the most knowledgeable individuals regarding the Lord's Resistance Army conflict in Central Africa Republic.
U.S. military advisers have trained, equipped and supported troops from Uganda, South Sudan, and Congo in their operations, and the tide is beginning to turn in the efforts to end the Kony insurgency.
During a trip to Juba, South Sudan to cover the referendum for independence, photojournalist Robin Hammond came across a story he had never seen adequately depicted, when he saw, as he tells FotoEvidence, a mentally ill girl begging at the side of the road.
In this lawless heart of Africa, an area larger than France and Belgium combined, the Lord's Resistance Army has found safe haven in the Central African Republic to operate and recruit.
Key decision makers in the U.S. government and Congress are slowly coming to grasp the severity and magnitude of the current forest elephant poaching crisis in central Africa.
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated in recent months with worsening humanitarian conditions, lawlessness and violence between the Christian and Muslim communities.
The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.
Through the expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program, the Department of State is offering up to $5 million for information that leads to the arrest, transfer, and conviction of the top three leaders of the LRA: Joseph Kony, Okot Odhiambo, and Dominic Ongwen.
Poaching has been intermittently addressed by the UN Security Council as part of the conflicts and broad human rights abuses cited. However, is poaching and the illegal trade the motivation rather than just the means?
Lee has an eye for beauty and drama. Cultures has a clear point of view, but it is not overly didactic, preferring to use juxtaposition and interviews -- and lots and lots of good music -- to make its points.
At the same time, the Sudanese ambassador reportedly stated that Sudan condemns the LRA and is committed to cooperating with the international community to end the group. If that is so, what is Khartoum afraid of?