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The Yira cold war: secessionism, authority and imagined futures in the Uganda-Congo borderlands

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This thesis examines secessionist sympathy and activity in the borderlands of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, which stems from the historical legacy of the secessionist Rwenzururu Movement. The Rwenzururu Movement led to a quasi-independent, albeit unrecognised, kingdom-state in the Rwenzori mountains from the 1960s-1980s, led by the charismatic “king” and "president" Isaiah Mukirania. Today, many Bayira people (a name that refers to the cultural unity between the Bakonzo of Ugand...

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Eleanor Beevor More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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