Definitions

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  • Lord's Resistance Army; a terrorist army of Uganda formed in 1987. Originally started as the "Holy Spirit Movement" by Alice Auma (Lakwena) in the 1980's, it was a way for her to act upon what the "spirit told her to do."
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Examples

  • I don't want to have to hear the name LRA in Congo any more.

    Louis Belanger: LRA victims in their own words

  • The Ugandan government believes the LRA is weakened and ready to make peace and in April 2006 announced plans to begin to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in camps, backed by a budget allocation of over $2.1 million.

    Walking with the night

  • Not only is The President implementing an overwhelmingly supported bi-partisan 2010 bill called The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, but he is also fulfilling a promise made by the United Nations Security Counsel.

    Jedidiah Jenkins: Obama Made the Right Decision in Africa, Here's Why...

  • The LRA is a self-sustaining predatory guerilla group that replenishes itself through plundering villages and abducting children to use as soldiers, porters and sex slaves.

    Why Obama Sent Troops to Africa

  • The LRA is a brutal, predatory militia that originated in northern Uganda in 1986 and has terrorized civilian populations across central Africa ever since.

    Field Dispatch: The Arrow Boys of Southern Sudan

  • The LRA is a relatively small force these days, probably numbering less than 1,000 hard-core fighters who remain loyal to Kony, but it is still causing mayhem and suffering well disproportionate to its size.

    John Norris: Sudan Is Still Up to No Good

  • The LRA is a Ugandan militia specializing in the abduction of children to be used as soldiers and sex slaves.

    Sean Carasso: Dare to Dream - Rally To Rescue Child-soldiers Saturday

  • Common folk who last week would have thought the LRA was a sports league and Joseph Kony a well known MVP, are now discussing global politics and what needs to be done to turn things around over coffee or lunch breaks.

    Levi Felix: Life on #TheRescue with Invisible Children

  • The LRA, which is well-known for recruiting child soldiers, is already attacking villages and killing and abducting people in southern

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The LRA, which is well-known for recruiting child soldiers, has in recent months been attacking villages and abducting people in southern Sudan, DR Congo and parts of the Central African

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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