|Title||The military in Uganda War, peace and support for democratic consolidation|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Book Title||African Peace Militaries War, Peace and Democratic Governance|
This chapter argues that the military in Uganda has played a significant role in Uganda’s political transition and the establishment and entrenchment of democratic rule. The perceived loyalty of the army to the personalities that have ruled Uganda other than the democratic institutions of the country have been some of the foremost challenges to effective democratisation in the country. It shows that the army has been faced with historical problems which include the manipulation and misuse of the army by successive governments and the failure of the forces to demonstrate independence in matters of politics. The chapter also shows that these endemic challenges are reflective and reminiscent of Uganda’s journey from colonialism and the failure of the post-independence government to right the wrongs which came to define Uganda’s transition to an independent nation. Since independence, Uganda’s political issues have been resolved militarily with peace negotiations often not given a fair chance.
The military in Uganda War, peace and support for democratic consolidation
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