Global Advanced Research Journal of History, Political Science and International Relations ISSN:2315-506X
October 2013 Vol. 2(3), pp 041-052
Copyright © 2013 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Review

Nationalism, popular uprising and the un-doing of martial race concept in Uganda, 1971 to 1986

Charles Amone

Department of History in Gulu University, Northern Uganda. And Guest Researcher of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. 

E-mail: amonedelcol@yahoo.com; Tel:  Office: +256 0471432922, Mobile: +256772462901

Accepted 07 October, 2013

Abstract

When, on 19th June 1979, newly installed President of Uganda Professor Yusufu Lule, announced plans to reform recruitment into the armed forces to reflect the ethnic composition of the country, he was ousted by the army the next day. His successor, Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa, made a similar mistake and attempted to end the hegemony of northerners in the military, by removing army Chief of Staff Brigadier Oyite Ojok. He also suffered a coup. The lesson Ugandans learned was that the century old military ethnocracy in the country could not be ended by a mere stroke of the pen. It required a protracted people’s struggle, which explains why Yoweri Museveni succeeded in 1986 where Lule and Binaisa had failed in 1979 and 1980 respectively. This paper illustrates the growth and metamorphosis of a military ethnocracy in Uganda, and how it was defeated through a popular people’s resistance.

Keywords: Nationalism, Military, Ethnocracy, Bantu, Nilotics, Acholi

 

Related Articles


Reviews
Adeleye Rufus Olawale and Abraham Sunday Samuel
Strategies for the implementation of urban and regional planning law of Kogi State 2010, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. July 2013 Vol: 2(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (326 KB)
Asma Mahsood and Amanullah Khan Miankhel
Baluchistan Insurgency: Dynamics and Implications
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. March 2013 Vol: 2(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (178 KB)
Original Research Articles
Julius AA Awe and Soliman AM
Abdominal trauma: A five year experience in a military hospital
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. August 2013 Vol: 2(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (189 KB)
Awe JAA and Saimeh H
Reducing the incidence of non-attendance at general surgical out-patient clinic
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. September 2013 Vol: 2(9): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (159 KB)
Yundong Zhang, Ibrahim El Bayoumy, Yihua Zhang, Huajiang Yang and Jiang Liu
Risk factors and predictors of early mortality after acute stroke: hospital based study
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. June 2014 Vol: 3(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (102 KB)
Tag Alsir Altayeb Beshier Ahmed, Caroline Edward Ayad, Hussein Ahmed Hassan, Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla and Momen Abdou Elkhir
Characterization of Substantia Nigra in Parkinson disease using MR Imaging
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Hist. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. January 2015 Vol: 4(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (144 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Charles Amone on Google Scholar
Charles Amone on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1282
Printed 347
Downloaded 1482
Powered By iPortal Works