The social history of the Republic of Uganda
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- Slight Drop in Uganda's
- Panafrican News Agency, 3 November 1995. A slight
decline was observed between 1989 and 1994 in the spread
of the AIDS-causing Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV
type 1) in Uganda's rural areas. Earlier reports had
indicated that at least 10 per cent of the population of
about 20 million was infected.
- Stolen children, stolen lives
- Amnesty International News Release, 18 September 1997.
Up to 8,000 children have been abducted by the LRA and
forced through brutal methods to become child soldiers
and virtual slaves in northern Uganda.
- An army of child slaves
- By Samuel Grumiau, ICFTU Online, 4 May 1998. Practice of
the Lord Resistance Army to seize children to server as
soldiers, servants or sex slaves. President Yoweri Museveni
has been unable to reconcile the the Bacholis in the North
and the Bagandas in the South. The LRA is supported by the
Sudan in its opposition to Museveni, but the LRA tends to
attack the Bacholi people more than Museveni.
- UN Designs Self-Sufficiency Programme For
- By Peter Owuor, IPS, 30 December 1999. UN agencies seek
to develop skills for self-reliance among refugees and
phase out general food distribution by mid 2002. Most
refugees are from Sudan.