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Ledio Cakaj

Researcher and Writer

‘Killing Rambo’ – Remembering the slain Guatemalan peacekeepers

Ten years ago, on 23 January 2006, at least eight peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were killed by fighters of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in DRC's Garamba Park. The peacekeepers were... Continue Reading →

On Okot Odek – a guide for journalists

Here is a list of most things I have written on Okot 'Odek' George, the former LRA combatant who surrendered last week in CAR. Similar to Dominic Ongwen, Okot was abducted at a very young age and taken under the wing... Continue Reading →

Was Ongwen a top LRA commander?

In short, no, certainly not in the late 1990s. He does not even figure in this organizational structure (below) of 1998, I compiled in 2011 based on info from former combatants. For sure things had changed by 2003 and 2004 when... Continue Reading →

Reposting my article for WaPo on Ongwen as the ICC opens case

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/01/12/the-complex-story-of-a-child-soldier/

My article on Kony and the LRA in The New Yorker

OCTOBER 3, 2015 Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army BY LEDIO CAKAJ http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/joseph-kony-and-mutiny-in-the-lords-resistance-army

My article on Gawker and the so-called Kony letter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/05/gawker-got-pranked-kony-isnt-looking-for-peace-here-are-the-facts/

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