The U.N. and independent watchdog groups worry the obscure conflict could flare into all-out war and even genocide.
Central African Republic
Ndele is firmly under control of the FPRC armed group. The rebels have brought stability and something akin to services as conflict grips the rest of the country. But is everyone happy?
Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.
In the ungoverned wilds of the Central African Republic, a group of young conservationists uses every resource it can muster—from technology to armed confrontation—to protect a vital habitat.
Notes from the field by National Geographic editor and Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Gwin, reporting from Central African Republic earlier this year.
In the jungles of the Central African Republic, Trevor Snapp and Scott Johnson try to understand how Joseph Kony, the Lord's Resistance Army leader, has managed to evade capture for so long.
Ugandan soldiers have been plodding through the jungle in the Central African Republic, hunting for LRA leader Joseph Kony who is charged with crimes against humanity across four African countries.
Adding to the Kony2012 discussion is Pulitzer Center photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale's video featuring interviews with children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army.
Joseph Kony's murderous crimes are now widely known thanks to #Kony2012, a 30-minute video that has gone viral. What now?
The victims left behind in the Lord's Resistance Army's campaign of terror.
The Obama administration releases its strategy for disarming the Lord's Resistance Army of Uganda's Joseph Kony. What does it say? What's missing?
In a joint reporting project of Human Rights Watch and the Pulitzer Center, victims of one of Africa's most notorious rebel groups make personal appeals for U.S. leadership.
As the Central African Republic slips back into chaos, the government is mostly powerless to intervene. Armed groups hold the power. Here's what happens—and who steps in—when state authority is absent.
With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.
The Central African Republic is one of the last truly wild places on earth, a sparsely populated country that until recently remained quietly anonymous. So why did it descend into chaos?
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?
Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN initiative aimed at stabilizing post-conflict countries through comprehensive engagement. This project assesses the results, five years out.
Invisible Children is now on the frontline of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in eastern and central Africa. New York-based writer David Gauvey Herbert investigates.
Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.
Multimedia pieces by Pulitzer Center grantees bring discussion topics to life at Global Classrooms DC's Model United Nations Conference at the U.S. Department of State May 1.
Pulitzer Center/ Human Rights Watch presentation at George Washington University on Lord's Resistance Army. Video highlights.
A National Cathedral Forum event featuring Ida Sawyer and Marcus Bleasdale on the LRA's reign of terror and what the U.S. can do to stop it.
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have waged a quarter-century campaign of terror across central Africa. Now America is pledging to eradicate them once and for all. Can it do the job?
Among the poorest countries in an embattled region absent from international headlines, the Central African Republic combats challenges of corruption and underdevelopment similar to those faced by its neighbors. A hotbed for sectarian violence, three civil wars ravaged the CAR in the past decade. Existing population security is credited predominately to UN aid and multilateral foreign assistance, creating a state essentially reliant on political life support.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.