Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
The Lord's Resistance Army insurgency is an ongoing guerrilla campaign waged by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgent group since 1987. Currently, there is low-level LRA activity in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. The movement is led by Joseph Kony, who proclaims himself the "spokesperson" of God and a spirit medium. It aims to overthrow Yoweri Museveni's Ugandan government and establish a theocratic state based on a version of the Ten Commandments and Acholi tradition.
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|Lord's Resistance Army insurgency|
Fire in Parabongo IDP camp, Uganda
Central African Republic
Lord's Resistance Army|
Allied Democratic Forces
|Commanders and leaders|
Raska Lukwiya †
Okot Odhiambo †
|No specific units|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||~600 killed (2009–2010)|
The conflict, one of Africa's longest running, has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. The LRA has been accused by the International Criminal Court of widespread human rights violations, including mutilation, torture, slavery, rape, the abduction of civilians, the use of child soldiers, and a number of massacres. By 2004, the LRA had abducted more than 20,000 children, 1.5 million civilians had been displaced, and an estimated 100,000 civilians were killed.