Break the silence CAMPAIGN – 7th April 2010 at BBC World Service – Strand – London WC2B 4PH

Millions of people have been dying in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (GLRA) since the early 90s. The world has today shifted its focus elsewhere but the suffering is ongoing in the region. Root causes are still there: leaders of rebel movements (Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame and Joseph Kabila) presently turned into presidents ofContinue reading “Break the silence CAMPAIGN – 7th April 2010 at BBC World Service – Strand – London WC2B 4PH”

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Dictatorships are the real problem. Not rebel movements.

Soon the Great Lakes Region of Africa (GLRA) will be the focus of the international media as it enters the election period. This will take place with a backdrop of the continuous tragedy which has taken lives of millions of people since the 80s. Unfortunately, there is no ending in sight. It has been aContinue reading “Dictatorships are the real problem. Not rebel movements.”

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Child Soldiers in the Great Lakes Region

Background The phenomenon of child soldiers in the Great Lakes region of Africa emerged in the mid 1980s when the National Resistance Army (NRA), a rebel movement led by the current president of Uganda, Joweri Kaguta Museveni (Fig 2.), used children to spy and report on enemy’s military positions. They were also used as maidsContinue reading “Child Soldiers in the Great Lakes Region”

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The Accountability of Leadership in relation to Term of Presidency

The purpose of political leadership or otherwise is to guide, provide solutions to problems, represent others, work with others and find broader common grounds that will improve people lives in general. In the case of failure of a leader in performing any of these roles, there should be institutional frameworks to stop the person fromContinue reading “The Accountability of Leadership in relation to Term of Presidency”

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