Protracted conflict, elusive peace: Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda
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In international eyes the forcible abduction of children and adults by the LRA is probably the defining characteristic of the war in northern Uganda. Chris Dolan shows that the emphasis on the LRA’s child soldiers can seem disproportionate to the other interventions which are required if cycles of violence are to be broken, identifying how such a focus has served the interests of NGOs and human rights campaigners, local adults, and the Ugandan government.