Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Terrorist Organizations // Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)



The LRA was formed in northern Uganda in opposition to the government of Yoweri Museveni, a southern Ugandan who became president by overthrowing then-President Milton Obote in 1986. As president, Museveni targeted enemies from the Acholi ethnic group in northern Uganda.  Opposition groups rallied around a spiritualist leader named Alice Lakwena. She led an armed opposition movement to Museveni's government known as the Holy Spirit Movement. Lakwena's forces were defeated in 1988,...

 

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