Lord's Resistance Army

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Noun1.Lord's Resistance Army - a quasi-religious rebel group in Uganda that terrorized and raped women and kidnapped children who were forced to serve in the army
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Republic of Uganda, Uganda - a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
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The third section of the article addresses the impact that the conflict in northern Uganda has had on the property rights of children and the role that young adults who came of age during and after the conflict have played within the customary tenure system.
Much of my research has focused on children and families involved in armed conflict in northern Uganda. Toward that end, I have conducted three qualitative studies.
Although discussion regarding the conflict in northern Uganda usually centers on the LRA's abuses of children, the Ugandan government has also been accused of recruiting children for its armed forces.
Religion is a key to peace and conflict in northern Uganda. Available at www.foreignpoliydigest.org
to the conflict in northern Uganda and other affected areas,"
The conflict in northern Uganda is both long and historically complex.
After two years of successful Southern Sudan-mediated talks in Juba that resulted to relative peace in northern Uganda, nearly two million people displaced by the conflict in northern Uganda were able to leave IDP camps and returned to their villages.
(5) However, it cannot be said that British colonialism formed and armed the LRA, thus causing the current conflict in northern Uganda.
Like the 1.4 million other internally displaced persons, Taboni's parents have been impoverished, displaced, and disempowered by 20 years of conflict in northern Uganda. The camp commandant wields enormous power over their lives.
paradigmatic of this reductive epistemology: "Let me start with the conflict in northern Uganda. The Lord's Resistance Army, the LRA, is an armed rebel group, claiming to fight for the freedom of the Acholi people in northern Uganda.
The internationalization of the conflict in northern Uganda did not involve as many state actors who were either afraid of Museveni's potential to achieve regional power or they feared his support of rebel groups who threatened to overthrow them as was evident in Liberia.

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