Event Date and time: Wednesday 23 November 2016 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue details: LSE Clement House, CLM4.02 | 99 Aldwych London | WC2B 4JF

Organisers: The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa | africacentre@lse.ac.uk

Event website: Kony 2016: What happened to the Lord’s Resistance Army?

Event cost: Free

Speaker: Ledio Cakaj

Chair: Professor Tim Allen

In the first months of 2016, fighters from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted more than 300 Central Africans, posing a threat to civilians. The increase in LRA violence as Uganda considers withdrawing troops from eastern Central African Republic (CAR) poses a threat to security in the region.  Author Ledio Cakaj’s book, When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard, offers a rare insider account of one of the world’s most well- known terrorist groups. Starting from this, Cakaj will incorporate key aspects of the book into a broader discussion about the LRA, how it has changed since 2012, and the present challenges that it poses.

Ledio Cakaj is a researcher, writer, and author of ‘When the Walking Defeats You; One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard’.

Professor Tim Allen is Head of the Department of International Development at the LSE, and Research Director of the Justice and Security Research Programme.

Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEKony

This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration required via Eventbrite.

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