The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality

The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality

by Tim Allen
     
 

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The Lord's Resistance Army is Africa's most persistent and notorious 'terrorist' group. Led by the mysterious Joseph Kony, it has committed a series of horrific human rights abuses, including massacres and mutilations. Since the mid 1980s, it has abducted tens of thousands of people, including large numbers of children forced to train as fighters. The ICC in 2005

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The Lord's Resistance Army is Africa's most persistent and notorious 'terrorist' group. Led by the mysterious Joseph Kony, it has committed a series of horrific human rights abuses, including massacres and mutilations. Since the mid 1980s, it has abducted tens of thousands of people, including large numbers of children forced to train as fighters. The ICC in 2005 issued warrants for Kony and his top commanders, and the United States is backing a military campaign against the group. But the LRA survives, continuing to inspire both fascination and fear.

Authoritative but provocative, The Lord's Resistance Army provides the most comprehensive analysis of the group available. From the roots of the violence to the oppressive responses of the Ugandan government and the failures of the international community, this collection looks at this most brutal of conflicts in fascinating depth, and includes a remarkable first-hand interview with Kony himself.

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"Essential reading for anyone interested in the conflict in Uganda and in 'terror' more generally." -- David Keen, Professor of Complex Emergencies, LSE
 
"[A] fascinating and revealing collection of articles... provides ample and comprehensive insights into the tragic and unending saga that is the LRA." —Harry Johnstone, The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848135635
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr Tim Allen is a Reader at the London School of Economics and Program Director of the graduate program in Development Studies. Prof. Koen Vlassenroot is the Coordinator of the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University.

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