'Crisis Tracker' Maps Atrocities in Africa

Rights groups create site to monitor rebels of Lord's Resistance Army
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2011 11:29 AM CDT
'Crisis Tracker' Maps Atrocities in Africa
This 2010 photo taken in Kampala, Uganda, shows an unidentified victim who was allegedly tortured by rebels from the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda.   (AP Photo)

Two nonprofit rights groups are bringing technology to bear on a rebel group that has terrorized Uganda and central Africa for more than two decades. Mashable takes note of a digital mapping service called LRA Crisis Tracker that provides real-time accounts of assaults, kidnappings, and worse committed by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army. The project, from Invisible Children and Resolve, is intended not only to raise awareness, but to help government agencies get a better handle on the violence. (Read more Lord's Resistance Army stories.)

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