n Conflict Trends - The forgotten crisis. Eighteen years of civil unrest in Northern Uganda - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The capital city of Uganda, Kampala, located in the south of the country, exemplifies the transformation of a country besieged by economic barriers to prosperity. In comparison to other less developed countries, Uganda would emerge as a compelling tale of hope. Tragically, the northern parts of the country, populated by the Acholi people, has experienced an armed conflict for almost two decades, seemingly without any signs of an immediate cessation of hostilities. The conflict perpetrated by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) under the command of Joseph Kony though little reported forms one of Africa's most intense conflict zones.

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