Peace in all corners of the country was achieved in the first decade of the 21st century after the defeat of the lethal Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebel movement, led by Joseph Kony, was preceded by decades of political instability and economic stagnation.
We list the events and factors that have shaped Uganda’s six decades of independence.
1. Post-independence government that didn’t hold up
The British governed Uganda through divide and rule, thus there were no opportunities that would have left the country’s tribal groupings to build synergies for post-independence unity. However, at independence, the colonialists desired to bequeath Ugandans a strong and united country. The British crafted a constitution that brought monarchical leaders and politicians together, with the former holding ceremonial positions.
Uganda’s first independence president, Sir Edward Mutesa II, was the king of
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