Uganda

Since the late 1980s Uganda has rebounded from the abyss of civil war and economic catastrophe to become relatively peaceful stable and prosperous.

But the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the north remain blighted by one of Africa’s most brutal rebellions.

In the 1970s and 1980s Uganda was notorious for its human rights abuses first during the military dictatorship of Idi Amin from 1971-79 and then after the return to power of Milton Obote who had been ousted by Amin.