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Guest lecture 17 February on the Great Lakes Region

31 December 2021
Over the past decades the Great lakes region in Africa has been the scenery of much violence and conflicts. During this guest lecture, hosted by the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ), Arne Doornebal, a former Africa correspondent who spent 7 years in East-Africa, will share some personal stories about his time as a foreign correspondent and give an update on the current security situation in the Great Lakes region. Although the overall security situation in Africa has drastically improved since the 1990’s, there are still a number of ongoing and resurging conflicts in the region.

Doornebal covered the peace talks between the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the governments of Uganda and South Sudan and interviewed two former wives of Africa’s most wanted man: Joseph Kony. In Eastern DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) he visited rebel leader Laurent Nkunda and while in South Sudan, he got caught up in a firefight between South Sudanese and north-Sudanese forces.

More recently, Doornebal published the book ‘Oeganda onder president Museveni’ (Uganda under President Museveni) that covers Ugandan politics, war and society between 1980 and the 2021 elections.

More information: www.arnedoornebal.com and j.van.wijk@vu.nl.

Guest lecture will take place on Thursday, 17 February, 13:30-15:00 at VU Amsterdam, HG-5A24 (Main building).

Registration is not necessary.