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Mar 14, 2012  Africa: KONY 2012, Military Realities
    "Chasing the leaders, which seems to be the strategy preferred by both the Ugandan People's Defence Force and the US military, is a hit or miss approach that will call down more attacks on unprotected civilians as the LRA instrumentalise them to send their twisted message and replace battlefield losses by abducting new fighters. While the Ugandan/US strategy has produced some attrition, it has also generated a bloody response and a massive recruitment campaign that seems to have gone unnoticed." - Philip Lancaster, co-author of Diagnostic Study of the Lord's Resistance Army, and former military assistant to Gen. Romeo Dallaire in Rwanda

Mar 14, 2012  Africa: KONY 2012, Selected Reflections
    "The reason why the LRA continues is that its victims - the civilian population of the area - trust neither the LRA nor government forces. Sandwiched between the two, civilians need to be rescued from an ongoing military mobilization and offered the hope of a political process. Alas, this message has no room in the Invisible Children video that ends with a call to arms." - Mahmood Mamdani, Professor and Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala and Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, New York City.

May 4, 2011  Uganda: Protests in Perspective
    In February this year Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told a press conference: "There will be no Egyptian-like revolution here. ... We would just lock them up. In the most humane manner possible, bang them into jails land that would be the end of the story." Events of recent weeks, including last week's violent attack by security forces on opposition leader Kizza Besigye and a sit-down strike by Ugandan lawyers beginning today, seem to indicate that repression may not be the "end of the story," despite Museveni's overwhelming victory with 68% of the votes in February's election.

Jun 24, 2009  USA/Uganda: Recovery from Conflict?
Jan 28, 2009  Congo (Kinshasa): Risky Steps towards Peace
May   7, 2007  USA/Africa: More than Just a Mvule Tree
Apr 20, 2006  Uganda: The Costs of War
Feb 21, 2006  East Africa: Dams and Lake Victoria
Oct 31, 2005  Uganda: Calls for Peace, Justice
Sep 30, 2004  Uganda: Children, War, and Peace

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

April 11, 2016  Africa/Global: Panama Papers Tip of Iceberg
March 16, 2016  Africa: Tolerance and Intolerance in Perspective
March 9, 2016  Africa/Global: Making Choices on Climate Future
February 16, 2016  Africa: Ghosts at the African Union Summit
February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
January 25, 2016  Africa: Charting the Digital Gender Gap

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