n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Behind the violence. The war in northern Uganda

Volume 2004, Issue 99
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Extracted from text ... Conflict and violence have plagued much of Uganda since independence, from Idi Amin's military coup in 1971 to the fourteen insurgencies since Yoweri Museveni's National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) took power in 1986.1 Indeed, violence in Ugandan politics dates back further, to the attack on the residence of the Kabaka of Buganda in 1966, followed by the abrogation of the 1962 independence constitution by Obote. The attack brought the quasi-federal arrangement under the constitution to an end and forced the Kabaka to flee to the United Kingdom. Yet, the most protracted of these conflicts has been the continuing war in northern Uganda, which has lasted nearly 18 years,2 encompassed five ..

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