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Uganda: No Resolution to Growing Tensions

Africa Report N°187, 5 April 2012

Anti-riot police fire canisters of coloured tear gas to disperse supporters of opposition Forum for Democratic Change during a procession to welcome their leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala May 12, 2011. Photo: Reuters/James Akena

Unless President Yoweri Museveni breaks with the ways of his predecessors and the trend of his own lengthy rule, popular protests and discontent will grow in Uganda.

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Uganda: No Resolution to Growing Tensions, Africa Report N°187, 5 Apr 2012

Unless President Yoweri Museveni breaks with the ways of his predecessors and the trend of his own lengthy rule, popular protests and discontent will grow in Uganda.


The Lord’s Resistance Army: End Game?, Africa Report N°182, 17 Nov 2011

Insufficient political will has thwarted regional efforts to stop the murderous Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) but vigorous diplomacy led by the African Union (AU), an immediate military push and complementary civilian initiatives could end the misery of thousands.


LRA: A Regional Strategy beyond Killing Kony, Africa Report N°157, 28 Apr 2010

To make an end of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) once and for all, national armies, the UN and civilians need to pool intelligence and coordinate their efforts in new and creative ways.

Northern Uganda: The Road to Peace, with or without Kony, Africa Report N°146, 10 Dec 2008

The Juba peace process, intended to bring closure to the northern Uganda conflict and disarm Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is failing. On 29 November, Kony failed again to appear at the Ri-Kwangba assembly point to sign the Final Peace Agreement (FPA).

Northern Uganda Peace Process: The Need to Maintain Momentum, Africa Briefing N°46, 14 Sep 2007

Peace talks between the Ugandan government and the insurgent Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are moving in the right direction, but the core issues – justice, security and livelihoods – are still to be resolved and require difficult decisions, including on the fate of LRA leaders whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has indicted.

Northern Uganda: Seizing the Opportunity for Peace, Africa Report N°124, 26 Apr 2007

With peace negotiations due to restart in the southern Sudanese town of Juba on 26 April, the ten-month-old peace process between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government still has a chance of ending one of Africa’s longest, most brutal conflicts.

Peace in Northern Uganda?, Africa Briefing N°41, 13 Sep 2006

The peace talks in Juba between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government have made surprising progress, with a formal cessation of hostilities agreement signed on 26 August.

A Strategy for Ending Northern Uganda’s Crisis, Africa Briefing N°35, 11 Jan 2006

The brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency enters its twentieth year with no end in sight, made more complicated by the troubling political events in Kampala over the past few months, including the arrest of opposition figures.

Building a Comprehensive Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda, Africa Briefing N°27, 23 Jun 2005

Peace may yet be possible in Northern Uganda in 2005. Many elements seem to be in place, but they need to be pursued by President Museveni’s government in a more comprehensive framework, given stronger international support and – most urgently – be committed to by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the context of a specific process with a clearly definable endgame.

Shock Therapy for Northern Uganda’s Peace Process, Africa Briefing N°23, 11 Apr 2005

The peace process aimed at ending the eighteen-year old conflict in Northern Uganda is in critical condition because neither the Ugandan government nor the insurgent Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) appears fully committed to a negotiated solution.

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The LRA in Darfur and Central African Republic

12 Oct 2010: The Lord's Resistance Army continues to pose a terrible threat to civilians across Central Africa. Crisis Group’s Central Africa Analyst Edward Dalby explains why the LRA moved into Darfur, how it could upset the fragile peace in north east Central African Republic and what the international community should be doing about it.