Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Uganda Rising

Last night the DiscoveryTimes channel showed this very interesting documentary about the conflict in Northern Uganda. The brutality that Joseph Kony and Yoweri Museveni have visited upon the people of the region is unspeakable. I have often heard about the LRA and its antics, but this documentary graphically shows u the results of the LRA's madness. Especiallythe young lady who has her lips, and ears chopped of. Or the former child soldier who stoically tells of his past kills. Disturbing I tell you.

Film focuses on the ethnic and geographic dimensions of the conflict, as well as, a primer on Ugandan history. I do not fully understand the situation yet, but the film is a decent starting point.


Blogger Whispering Inn said...

The July/August 2006 issue of Foreign Policy magazine had an excellent article by Olara A. Otunnu titled "The Secret Genocide". It details M7's onslaught on, and attempted extinction of, the Acholi people. Hunt down the article and read it if you can; if true, it's unbelievable.

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