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INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Uganda

Compiled by Jennifer Smerdon (May 2006)


Contents

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Maps

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - Maps of Uganda
A University of Texas based site containing maps over the country, and region as well as thematic maps over population, vegetation etc.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/uganda.html (1822)

The International Red Cross
The ICRC provides maps of Uganda which also show the placement of ICRC operations in the country.
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/map_uganda!OpenDocument (1823)

Reliefweb Maps
Reliefweb provides a series of maps of African countries. They have an extensive section on Uganda including a detailed map from National Geographic, refugee placement, and displaced persons distribution.
http://www.reliefweb.int/mapc/index.html (1824)




News Sources - Email Lists

New Vision online
Uganda’s largest daily publication, owned in part by the main government party. Online version offers a selection of news, features, and local articles. There is a relevant links section, as well as archives of older material.
http://www.newvision.co.ug (1825)

News Monitor online
Uganda’s “Independent” daily newspaper. Provides various news, features, and articles from around Uganda. There is a relevant links section, as well as archives of older material.
http://www.monitor.co.ug
http://www.monitor.co.ug (1826)

Africa Confidential
Based in the UK, this fortnightly newsletter brings the latest news on political events in Africa. It provides a number of articles on Uganda. Note that a subscription is needed to view the full text of each article.
http://www.africa-confidential.com (1827)

allAfrica.com: Uganda
This service collects and maintains news items from the All Africa News Service and other newspapers throughout the continent, and is updated regularly. It hosts extensive material on peace and conflict throughout the continent, including frequent articles on the conflict in northern Uganda.
http://www.allafrica.com/uganda (1828)

Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit is the business information arm of The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist, which provides country, industry and management analysis. Note that the reports have to be downloaded for a fee, or by using a subscription.
http://store.eiu.com ........ (1829)

IRIN News
As a part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), IRIN contains many news reports on the conflict in the north of Uganda.
http://www.irinnews.org/Africa-Country.aspx?Country=ET (1830)

Reuters AlertNet
This news network offers up-to-date information about humanitarian crises around the world, aimed at relief professionals as well as at a wider public. It frequently covers instability issues in Uganda as well as ongoing coverage of the humanitarian crisis in the north.
http://www.alertnet.org (1831)

BBC News World Africa
Offers a collection of news items from a variety of news agencies and newspapers.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/default.stm (1832)

Yahoo News:
Full coverage of the Uganda conflict
Offers a collection of news items from a variety of news agencies and newspapers.
http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Uganda (1833)




National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies

Uganda Embassy, Washington DC
Provides information on visa information for non-citizens and passport information for Ugandan citizens.
http://www.ugandaembassy.com/ (1834)

State House, Republic of Uganda
Provides information on the President, and the Executive branch of government, including photos and speeches from the Head of State. Also includes a links page to the various Ugandan Ministries’ websites.
http://www.statehouse.go.uk/ (1835)

The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda
The Parliament's site provides information on the structures, powers and functions of the Ugandan parliament as well as information on the Ugandan Constitution, and the Bills and laws passed by Parliament. A useful links page is included along with information on Members of Parliament and a search engine for official reports from the Parliament.
http://www.parliament.go.ug/ (1836)

information about UN-Uganda relations. At the time of wri
The Republic of Uganda - Permanent Mission to the UN
This site contains UN resolutions on Uganda, press releases and general ting the Uganda site was not working.
http://www.un.int/index-en/index.html (1837)




External Governmental Institutions and Agencies

CIA World Factbook
A useful source for background information on government and politics in Uganda.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ug.html (1838)

Delegation of the European Commission to Uganda
Information on the EU and Uganda. Includes information on the ongoing EU-Uganda development partnership and offers a free subscription to their quarterly newsletter ‘EU-Uganda News’.
http://www.deluga.cec.eu.int/ (1839)

The FCO UK (Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom) Travel Advisories
Includes information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
http://www.fco.gov.uk (1840)

Library of Congress Country Studies: Uganda
A section called the American Memory provides a complete country profile of Uganda including history, economy, government and politics, and issues of national security. It also includes a bibliography and a glossary.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ugtoc.html (1841)

USAID
The Congressional Presentations made annually supplies details of the USAID development programme in Uganda including information about politics and the economy
http://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/uganda/index.html (1842)

U.S. Department of State
Information on U.S. involvement in Uganda, press releases, Secretary of State remarks and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
http://www.state.gov/p/af/ci/ug/ (1843)

U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheets
Includes information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1051.htm (1844)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)
This page answers questions regarding human rights violations by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, particularly toward children abducted into their forces, and regarding the actions of Ugandan security forces toward former members (including abductees) of the LRA.
http://uscis.gov/graphics/services/asylum/ric/documentation/UGA01001.htm (1845)




International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)

African Union (AU)
Information on the African Union, of which Uganda is a member. The AU was established in 1999 to achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and the peoples of Africa.
http://www.africa-union.org (1846)

European Union (EU), External Relations - Uganda
Provides information about the current situation in Uganda, as well as the country's relations with the EU, priorities for co-operation and other useful facts.
http://ec.europa.eu ........ (1847)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
This site provides some general backgound information to the northern Ugandan conflict as well as current activities and a list of UNICEF priorities in the country.
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/uganda.html (1848)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Provides regular reports and updated maps detailing the refugee situation in Uganda. A number of reports are available to download in pdf format.
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/country?iso=uga (1849)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Provides comprehensive news and information on security issues throughout the country. In-depth reports, IRIN interviews and videos are also included.
http://www.irinnews.org ........ (1850)




International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

The African Development Bank Group
The ADB group is a multinational development bank (with 77 member countries), aimed at promoting economic and social development. The site contains searchable information about Uganda's financial situation in different aspects.
http://www.afdb.org/ (1851)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
This page offers information about Uganda's financial position, for instance, a dept sustainability analysis.
http://www.imf.org/external/country/UGA/index.htm (1852)

The World Bank
Uganda is one of the main beneficiaries of the World Bank's lending program. The Uganda country profile gives information about the organization's work in the country, and Uganda’s financial position.
http://www.worldbank.org (1853)




International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Amnesty International

Amnesty offers a series of publications and news releases on human rights issues in Uganda, including many on the crisis in the north.
http://web.amnesty.org/library/eng-uga/index (1854)

The Global IDP Project
This project by the Norwegian Refugee Council monitors crisis around the world, which involve internally displaced people. The Ugandan section provides information on causes and background of displacement, physical other useful facts. The site also lists recent reports, maps, interesting links etc.
http://www.internal-displacement.org (1855)

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS): the Armed Conflict Database
The IISS is a leading authority on political-military conflict. It provides up-to-date and objective information on conflict-related matters around the world in the Armed Conflict Database. Note that a subscription is needed to access the Database, however Uganda is currently featured for free access.
http://acd.iiss.org ........ (1856)

Uganda Conflict Action Network
Supported by the DC-based African Faith and Justice Institute, Uganda-CAN provides comprehensive information on the history of the conflict as well as current news articles. Its main focus is on international advocacy work to raise awareness, especially in the US government, to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict.
http://www.ugandacan.org/ (1857)

Conciliation Resources –
Uganda Programme to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict.
http://www.c-r.org/progs/uganda.shtml (1858)




Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Ugandan NGO Forum
An affiliation of non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations working in Uganda. The site discusses policy and advocacy work being carried out by the forum, and what is seen as the major developmental and societal issues in need of address.
http://www.ngoforum.or.ug/index.php (1859)

Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC)
The Ugandan Human Rights Commission is a governmental human rights monitoring agency. The UHRC website (www.uhrc.org) was not working at the time of writing; however, the International Labour Organisation provided a concise summary of the Commissions origins and work at the following address.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/uganda/uhrc.htm (1860)

The Ugandan NGO Database
Funded by the World Bank, this database contains a list of non-governmental organisations operating in each district, and a general e-mail with which to contact them. While the lists are not exhaustive, it focuses on indigenous organisations and provides a brief summary for each, on the focus of each organisation.
http://www.uganda.co.ug/ngo/ (1861)

Kacoke Madit
A local non-governmental organisation working in the north of Uganda, Kacoke Madit works with the local chiefs and religious leaders, as well as with the Gulu-based Mega FM, to raise awareness and promote non-violent, non-military solutions to the conflict. The site provides links to their past and present initiatives,
http://www.km-net.org.uk/ (1862)

Refugee Law Project
The Refugee Law Project was formed from Makerere University’s Law School as part advocacy group, part research institution, part legal aid clinic, part trainer and educator to Uganda’s Displaced Persons (both Internally Displaced and Refugees).
http://www.refugeelawproject.org/ (1863)




Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements

Human Rights Watch:
The Scars of Death: Children Abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda
Human Rights Watch/Africa and Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Project
http://www.hrw.org/reports97/uganda/ (1864)

UNICEF.
Reports Confirm Estimates of Uganda Child Atrocities. UNICEF INFORMATION NEWSLINE
http://www.unicef.org/newsline/97pr38.htm (1865)

United Nations Security Council: Secretary-General's Reports
This site contains the newest reports from the Secretary-General and the Security Council on the situation in the world.
http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/sgrep05.htm (1866)

“When the Sun Sets, We Start to Worry…”
This joint report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, its Regional Support Office for Central and Eastern Africa, and its Integrated Regional Information Networks .
http://www.irinnews.org/webspecials/northernuganda/default.asp (1867)

Africa Action
Posted by the Organization of African Unity, this site offers activism and information on African issues, predominantly with respect to US-African relations.
http://www.africaaction.org/index.php
http://www.africaaction.org/index.php (1868)

Amnesty International Country Reports- Uganda
This link provides a list of all the Amnesty International Reports (1997-present) on the conflict in the North of Uganda, as well as reports relating to other human rights violations Amnesty International alleges are occurring in other parts of the country.
http://web.amnesty.org/library/eng-uga/reports (1869)

Accord: Protracted Conflict, Elusive Peace, 2002
An issue of the conflict resolution publication focused on the conflict in Northern Uganda.
http://www.c-r.org/accord/uganda/accord11/index.shtml (1870)

BBC News online - Uganda Country Information

Includes a simple chronology of Uganda’s history, a Country Overview, Facts and Leaders sections.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069166.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069166.stm (1871)

Doctors Without Borders: 2005 Annual Activity Report
This 2005 report summarises Doctors Without Borders’ activity in the “Neglected Emergency” in the north, and other MSF work in the rest of Uganda, including new refugee vaccination and dealing with disease outbreaks in the remote Karamajoa region.
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/publications/ar/i2005/uganda.cfm (1872)

ICG: Uganda Reports
This International Crisis Group has compiled numerous reports on the conflict in northern Uganda. See especially, the Africa Briefings and Africa Reports listed at the bottom of the page for up-to-date analysis and conflict resolution proposals.
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=2346&l=1 (1873)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS): Situation Report
ISS has produced numerous reports on the conflict in the north, including the more recent report: From a Forgotten War to an unforgivable crisis – the war against children (December 2005). The ISS also provides a number of other research materials and peace efforts documents for Uganda and its intermittent security issues with its neighbouring countries, including the Sudan, DRC and Rwanda.
http://www.issafrica.org/AF/current/2005/051212uganda.pdf (1874)



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