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Since the mid-1980s, the civil war between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has caused great suffering to the people of Acholiland in northern Uganda.

Accord issue 11, Protracted conflict, elusive peace: initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda, documents the history of peacemaking initiatives by local officials, elders and the international community in efforts to resolve this conflict. It captures the complex story of how each failure to consolidate and put in place the agreements has led to more violence and deepened mistrust between the LRA and the government. 

The publication describes and analyses:

  • the impact of civil society initiatives
  • traditional reconciliation processes
  • the child rights agenda on the dynamics of the conflict

It also contains the full peace agreement texts, a chronology of the conflict and peace process and profiles of the key people and groups involved.

The publication was updated in February 2010. Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda: 2002-09 and the Juba peace process reviews developments since the original publication, notably the flawed Juba peace process.

*NEW* Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda is now available as an ebook. Download it here.