LRA Fights Disease, Finds a Way to Survive in CAR’s Bush

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Written by Makula Dunbar

“It’s very fascinating when you talk to people that have escaped from the groups,” Kasper Agger, a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) researcher told CCTV Africa. “They can tell you very detailed information about different plants they can use to treat Malaria — or to treat blood infections or bullet wounds.”

According to a recent video report, fighters of the LRA have found a way to survive in Central African Republic’s bush. Originating in Uganda and Sudan, the members are believed to be traveling in small groups. The movement has transitioned to appointing leaders who tend to medical needs as their main focus is not attacking, but hiding from military forces, Agger explained.