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Title:Encouraging rebel demobilization by radio in Uganda and the D.R. Congo: the case of 'come home' messaging
Author:Ross, Scott
Year:2016
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:59
Issue:1
Pages:33-55
Language:English
Geographic terms:Great Lakes region
Uganda
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:Lord's Resistance Army
militias
radio
demobilization
peacebuilding
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2016.8
Abstract:For several years, local radio stations in Uganda have broadcast 'come home' messages that encourage the rebel Lord's Resistance Army to demobilize. Since the rebels began carrying out attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic, several international actors have introduced the same messages to these regions. This new effort has internationalized radio programming, benefited local radio stations, provided new forms of messaging, and functioned in collaboration with military actors. This article provides an overview of how 'come home' messaging functions in different contexts, examines the effects of these actions, and calls for research into an important shift in military-humanitarian relations. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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