Lords Resistance Army and Conflict and Peace Building in Uganda

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For more than 25 years, an army of mostly child soldiers, some barely able to hold guns, led by a man named Joseph Kony have been massacring and kidnapping civilians throughout Uganda. This conflict has since spread out of Uganda to the north and west into other regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and areas of southern Sudan. The conflict also affects other key areas of central Africa as Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army has killed thousands and displacing millions of Africa natives. Despite several attempts at meetings in addition to arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court against Kony and his troops, Kony has refused to cooperate and this war still rages on as one of the longest-running conflicts in African …show more content…
Museveni was a former member of the UPC, in the south. In 1985, a northern Acholi General Tito Okello overthrew Milton Obote, hen second-term president and ethnic Langi,in a fight between Acholi and Langi soldiers in Kampala, central Uganda. (S3 371) This again characterizes the power struggle and conflict between two opposite actors once again over power. After the fight, the Acholi retreated and regrouped in the north. After taking Kampala, Ugandans and Acholi's established Tito Okello as the new President. Okello then was pressured by the people into entering negotiations with southern rebel groups, namely the National Resistance Army (NRA) led by UPM leader Yoweri Museveni. After a failed cease-fire and attempt to establish control over his troops, Milton Obote was overthrown in early 1986 by Yoweri Museveni. (S3 371) Museveni's army, the National Resistance Army (NRA) immediately began conducting revenge attacks and massacres against the Acholi's, causing many to flee to Sudan. (S1 142) The attacks from Museveni, a southern Ugandan, in mid-1986, forced many northern Ugandans to have heightened concern that Museveni's forces would attempt possible retaliation against Obote during a time when an insurgency against Museveni's army began in some of the traditional Acholi areas of northern Uganda. The retaliation against Obote was believed to be against his brutality during his reign. (S2) Acholi
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