Video Link: Two sides of the same coin: the LRA and Ugandan Government

>> Thursday, April 10, 2008

In the wake of what could be the collapse of recent peace talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government, discussion has focused on the peace talks, the way forward and the millions of displaced Ugandans who were left unprotected by their government.

The story of forcible displacement has been eclipsed by the atrocities of the LRA, but it is the people in the government-created death camps which must remain the focus. Conditions of imposed poverty and ill health created a death toll far higher than the LRA's, making the government of Uganda's negligence the number one cause of loss of life.


Debating the issue on Press TV, featured gues Milton Allimadi sought to dispel the prevailing myths surrounding the LRA-UPDF war.

MILTON ALLIMADI:

"...the Ugandan military has had no interest in defeating the Lord's Resistance Army. The Lord's Resistance Army is the other side of the same coin as the Ugandan militaristic government..."




2 comments:

jamielynnae April 12, 2008 at 11:05 PM  

Thank you so much for the link--it was a very eye-opening expose into the discourse surrounding the accedence toward, not to mention the active role of, Museveni's administration in the LRA conflict. I am currently doing research on the current Ugandan situation for my senior thesis, and would love to hear more of your insight into the situation: I think you could provide many links that I know I am missing. Is there any way that I can contact you or that I can have you contact me in order to have a further discussion about the terrible and seemingly unnecessary situation in Acholi-land today and the terrifying future of the children of Northern Uganda?

Thank you again for creating an open space for such an important dialogue (something with is eerily lacking in American media and culture). I truly hope to have the opportunity to take this discourse further, or at least to hear more about what you have to say on the matter.

Thank you!

Jamie

xposeuganda April 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

Start with the information on this website and also friendsforpeaceinafrica.org. After you've read all the materials, come back with your questions.

Best wishes!

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The X.U.G (Xpose Uganda's Genocide) Coalition was created to bring to light the truth about Yoweri Museveni's woefully undemocratic regime and the ongoing secret genocide in northern Uganda, with the aim of the restoration of human rights and peace.

The coalition's secondary goal is to ensure accountability for reconstruction and development funds slated for war-torn N. Uganda by the US and other donors.

A crisis of epic proportions, the genocide being carried out against the Acoli for the last two decades has produced devastating consequences.

For the sake of current and future generations in Uganda, the world must recognize and end the genocide in Uganda. All Ugandans have a right to basic human rights, including the right to health, protection and education.

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