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Pastoral politics in the northeast periphery in Uganda: AK-47 as change agent


Pastoral politics in the northeast periphery in Uganda: AK-47 as change agent



Journal of Modern African Studies 38(3): 407-429



ISSN/ISBN: 0022-278X

DOI: 10.2307/161705

The effects of firearms on the relationship between the state and pastoral communities in contemporary northeast Uganda are examined. The Karamoja region has from early colonial times been a peripheral zone. Although successive post-colonial regimes have made episodic efforts to incorporate this zone more fully into Ugandan national space, relations between Karamoja and the centre remain distant and distrustful.

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