Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lord's Resistance Army Crisis Map

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) claims to be the movement for the implementation of the Ten Commandments.  In reality it is a murder cult that combines African mysticism (spirit mediums), Christianity (soldiers pray the Rosary), and even little bits of Islam (some LRA prayer practices require bowing to Mecca).  The war cult is well known for its massacres and brainwashing kidnapped children to become soldiers forced to kill their parents.

Originally the LRA was confined to Uganda but the Ugandan military forced the LRA out in the early 2000s.  The LRA then attempted to turn its effort to capture control of Uganda into a central African regional war.  In 2008 the Ugandans, Southern Sudanese military, and Democratic Republic of the Congo forces chased the LRA out of their sanctuary in northwest Congo.

Sadly the war against the LRA goes on.  The excellent World Geography Blog has linked to the LRA Crisis Tracker which maps out the latest news of LRA battles and crimes.  With American special forces advisers being deployed to combat the LRA this map might heat up soon.

1 comment:

sgenius said...

Thank you for this update. I knew little about the LRA... it is truly a horrible thing that war keeps expanding in an Africa already too beaten.