Uganda: Information on an uprising of Baganda officers in the National Resistance Army (NRA) in 1994 or 1995 in the Luwero triangle area
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||UGA23862.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Information on an uprising of Baganda officers in the National Resistance Army (NRA) in 1994 or 1995 in the Luwero triangle area, 1 May 1996, UGA23862.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acb044.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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According to a professor of history at the University of California in Santa Barbara, there was an uprising of National Resistance Army (NRA) officers in the Luo area of northern Uganda in 1994 (10 May 1996). The source added that the uprising took place in Gilio, a city in northern Uganda's Luo area and the centre of northern opposition to the government (ibid.). The source further added that the uprising turned into an abortive coup attempt led by Luo officers within the NRA and was "definitely not led by Baganda" (ibid.). The source also stated that historically there has been constant friction between the northern Luo and the Bantu (Baganda) in Uganda and noted that the majority of officers in the NRA are Luo despite the fact that the government is Bantu (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please see additional sources consulted.
University of California, Santa Barbara. 10 May 1996. Telephone interview with a professor at the Department of History.
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