This is my weblog devoted to covering developments related to the Lord’s Resistance Army.
The Lord’s Resistance Army is a rebel group based in Sudan that carries out attacks aimed at destabilizing the government of Uganda.
The LRA is similar in many ways to groups like the Khmer Rouge.
First, It engages in wholesale brutality including rape, targeted assassinations, maiming, and, on the side, selling children into slavery.
Second, it relies on the kidnapping and brainwashing of children to maintain its ranks — the LRA has kidnapped tens of thousands of children over the past decade, generally selling the girls into slavery and brainwashing the boys to become LRA fighters.
Finally, as its name might suggest, the LRA is also drive by a quasi-religious doctrine, that mixes Christianity, African animism and witchcraft into the mix.