On January 13, more than 300 people attended the Pulitzer Center and Human Rights Watch's special presentation on the Lord's Resistance Army and the atrocities the group has committed in central Africa. With powerful photos, videos and other materials, Pulitzer Center journalists Joe Bavier and Marcus Bleasdale and Human Rights Watch researcher Ida Sawyer and senior researcher Anneke Van Woudenberg described their findings and evaluated whether President Obama's new strategy to tackle the LRA could bring success.

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Mbonih Ndele Mari was abducted by the LRA outside Niangara and left for dead by them after they cut off her lips and her ears. She is now in a hospital in Niangara. Her children are being looked after by family close by.
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?


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Lauren Shepherd, Matt Black
Fellow photographer Marcus Bleasdale among winners of Smith Fund Fellowship.
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Marcus Bleasdale, Andre Lambertson
With photographs by Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andrew Lambertson, latest Pulitzer Center-Worcester Art Museum exhibit sheds light on children at war.