The conditions present in Gabon were far less conducive to a coup than the vast majority of previous attempts. So why would the plotters take such a risky action?
The conflict was the longest of Uganda’s post independence struggles. In addition to those killed, 2 million people were displaced, and 60,000 to 100,000 abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.
As the war enters its sixth year only the most optimistic of observers is voicing much hope that the revitalised peace agreement.
More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.
The audit also found stockpiled goods, more lying idle than had been distributed in the previous 12 months, including 288,000 blankets and 50,000 wheelbarrows.