Ugandan civil conflict
and invisible children
Uganda has had a series of power shifts starting with prime minister Obote being overthrow in 1971 by the military commander Idi Amin Dada. He begins a "reign of terror" (Eichstaedt) that results in 300,000 dead.
From there, many other violent power shifts occur. In 1979, Amin is overthrown by the National Liberation Army. A year later, Obote becomes president and the National Resistance Army wages war against him. In 1985, Obote is overthrown again and Tito Okello comes to power, leading with military force. The National Resistance Army then make Museveni president.
The country seems to be recovering until a witch-doctor Kony starts the Lord's Resistance Army that commit many monstrous acts including the forced service of 'invisible children' and the mutilation and murder of many.
Uganda has also taken measure to improve the weak government, including a new constitution in 1995.
BBC. “Uganda profile”. BBC News. 12 December 2013. 6 March 2014.
Eichstaedt, Peter. First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army. Chicago, IL. Lawrence Hill. 2009.