Peacebuilding in Uganda
Religious, political and traditional leaders are meeting for a conference on peace and reconciliation in Uganda.
On peacebuilding in Uganda, Archbishop Henry Orombi, head of the Anglican Church in Uganda said military solutions only provided “win-lose” while dialogue provides “win-win”.
The conference is being hosted by Caritas Uganda and the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda.
The aim is to promote dialogue and create the process necessary to bring about peace in the country.
Although the majority of Uganda has been at peace since the 1980’s, conflict in the North and North East has raged, especially with the rebel group the Lords Resistance Army. That war is now over.
However, tensions are present throughout the country. This was underlined when deadly riots broke out in Kampala on the first day of the meeting.
Patrick Nicholson is blogging from the conference for Caritas
Day 1: Riots breakout in Kampala as peace builders meet in Uganda
Day 2: Ugandans talk peace
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