This web module was created by A. Damchik for NVCC HIS 135. Informational links are located near the bottom of the page.



Because the Ugandan civil war has been going on for over a decade, there is a plethora of information located on the Internet. Below are sources that were used to create this module as well as a list of charities if you are interested in learning more.


BBC Ugandan Time Line: The BBC website has a lot of information concerning Uganda. This timeline gives a basic overview of major historical events in a brief, yet informative, manner.

Enough Project is a website dedicated to the end of genocide and crimes against humanity. In this particular article, the political aspects are covered more in-depth.

Global Security goes more in depth on the many political problems that have torn apart Uganda. A great emphasis is placed on the Lord's Resistance Army and explains how many countries are being affected by the Ugandan Civil War.

The CIA World Fact Book gives the basic background of Uganda. The fact book is a great place to start if you know very little about Uganda. It provides pictures as well as statistics on the country; everything from the population to the environment is discussed. 

Insight on Conflict has another timeline of important historical events in Uganda. This timeline is helpful, but is not nearly as in-depth as the BBC timeline. If you want to learn important historical facts of Uganda in a short amount time, this timeline is the perfect solution. 

NY Times has an article on the recent deployment of US soldiers to Uganda. The article discusses the 100 US troops that are being sent over to help Uganda against the LRA. However, these troops will not participate in combat. 

The Guardian has an article that interviews several citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been attacked by members of the LRA. LRA rebels are moving across the central African bush and terrorizing any civilian who crosses their path.

UNICEF evaluates child soldiers being trapped in war. This article shines light on how even though a child soldier may flee from an LRA unit, they can still be picked up by the National Army, who will use the child for intelligence on the LRA.

The UN declares child soldiers as being the center of today's violation of human rights. The United Nations explain in this article that the issue of child soldiers throughout the world is the biggest problem that human rights activists see.

Invisible Children is a charity that uses social media to bring attention to child soldiers in Uganda and raises money for ex-child soldiers.

War Child is a charity that raises money to provide medical care, safe havens, and build schools for children and their families who have been affected by civil wars.

General Resources

Below are a list of basic resources on Uganda. Some links include the history of the country, while other links may focus on a political leader or event that has occurred in Uganda.

Wikipedia has probably the most information on Uganda. It covers everything from the history, to the government, to what colors the state flag are and anything in between. Also, it provides great links to other web sources about Uganda.

Another excellent Wikipedia source is that of Joseph Kony, the self-proclaimed prophet of the Lord's Resistance Army. This entry provides biographical information of Kony throughout the years.

Two other important political leaders that are covered extensively in Wikipedia are Milton Obote and Idi Amin Dada. Milton Obote was president of Uganda twice, though was seen as a repressive leader. He was overthrown by Amin, who was even more cruel that Obote. Wikipedia covers the history and violence of both political leaders.