Protracted conflict, elusive peace: Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda
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Efforts to end the war in northern Uganda have been entwined with the wider dynamics of hostility between the governments of Uganda and Sudan and war in south Sudan. Joyce Neu assesses former US President Jimmy Carter’s attempts to normalise relations between the governments of Uganda and Sudan. She explains why the parties decided to negotiate and how the Carter Center set about establishing a process for negotiation. She describes the Nairobi talks of December 1999 and ends by reflecting on why the agreement – while not a failure – has not brought peace.