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

Time Line


Children being taught to use weapons by the LRA, image copyright
This timeline was created with the help of the BBC website.

1921- Uganda is given a legislative council by Great Britain. However, the first African member isn't inducted until 1945.

1958- Uganda is given a self-government.

1962- Uganda gains its Independence. Milton Obote (born December 28, 1925 and died October 10, 2005) is first prime minister.

1971- Milton Obote is ousted from power by army-commissioner Idi Amin Dada (born circa 1925 and died August 16, 2003).

1972- Idi Amin Dada delcares a border clash with Tanzania.

1976- Idi Amin Dada announces he is president for life and ousts any political opponents.

1979- Idi Amin Dada is forced to flee after Tanzania and Ugandan efforts unit to overthrow his rule.

1980- Milton Obote becomes president after rigged elections.

1985- Milton Obote is once again ousted from the presidency. Yoweri Museveni (born circa 1939) comes into power with the help of the National Resistance Army.

1986- The rebel group, LRA emerges in Northern Uganda and begins abducting children for their army.

1993- Yoweri Museveni reinstates the traditional monarchies, but gives them no political power.

1996- Yoweri Museveni is re-elected for the presidency.

2002- Sudan signs an agreement to help contain the rebel forces (LRA). Joseph Kony (born 1961) and his LRA soldiers abduct 10,000 children.

2004- The LRA attacks a "protective camp" in northern Uganda, killing 200 Ugandan civilians.

2006- Peace talks between the LRA and the Ugandan government begin.

2008- Peace talks crumble as Joseph Kony is a no-show at the negotiations.

2011- One hundred US troops are sent to Uganda to help the government with the LRA rebels.