The Role of Spirit Messages in African Conflicts the Case of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda

  title={The Role of Spirit Messages in African Conflicts the Case of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda},
  author={Paul Sturges},
  journal={The Open Information Science Journal},
  • P. Sturges
  • Published 8 February 2011
  • Philosophy
  • The Open Information Science Journal
Whilst African civil conflicts are usually presented in the media as either political struggles, terrorism or mere banditry, in some at least there is a substantial spiritual element. Conflicts Zimbabwe, Mozambique and elsewhere in Af- rican have been shown to contain highly significant contributions from spirit forces intermediated by mediums, traditional healers, and prophets. Aspects of the Acholi insurgency in Northern Uganda have been initiated and led by spirit medi- ums, notably Alice… Expand
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