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Title:Civil War and the Peace Process in Uganda, 1986-1997
Author:Lamwaka, Caroline C.H.
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:coups d'état
civil wars
peace treaties
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Conflict management
human rights
Abstract:This article focuses on the civil war and the peace process in the northern region of Uganda, in particular in Gulu municipality, from 1986 to 1997. It examines the role of government institutions and NGOs as well as individual members of civil society in peacemaking and peacebuilding. The study first elaborates a range of key terms: armed conflict, emerging threats, disputes, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, and early warning, then sketches Uganda's political history as background to the conflict, and the growth of the rebellion, notably of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Uganda People's Democratic Army/Movement (UPDA/M), against the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) regime of Yoweri Museveni. It gives an account of the NRA-UPDA peace negotiations, reports on the continuing counterinsurgency and human rights abuses, and concludes with observations on general trends in the security situation in northern and western Uganda and the prospects for sustainable peace and development throughout Uganda. The author covered the Ugandan civil war and peace process as a freelance journalist from 1987 to 1993. Notes, ref.