Battles of the Ugandan Resistance: A Tradition of Maneuver offers an
African viewpoint on an important epoch in the military history of Uganda.
The book investigates the technical aspects of a number of key battles of
the Ugandan resistance war, but also presents a brief but penetrating
examination of the history of warfare on the African continent. By means
of detailed analysis of key battles of the resistance war the author develops
a powerful case for the adoption of a 'maneuverist' approach to military
The book examines the four phases of the Ugandan resistance war.
These are: the clandestine phase; guerrilla warfare phase; mobile warfare
phase and conventional warfare phase. It focuses on a number of key
battles within each of these phases and analyses them. The book ends
with a lofty examination of the strategy of the resistance war and with
recommendations of a doctrinal nature.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba joins other authentic African voices tackling the
military history of the continent.
-This book tells a tale that, in many ways, has never been told before. It is both
a history of the past as well as a framework of lessons drawn from the past for
the present and for the future. A well written book, which shows evidence of
wide reading and primary research.
Uganda Since Independence: A Story of Unfulfilled Hopes
Phares Mukasa Mutibwa was born in July 1936 in Bulemezi county, now part of Luwero district in the former kingdom of Buganda, and educated at Ndejje Secondary School, King’s College Budo and Makerere University. He has a PhD from the University of Sussex, England. He is currently a member of the Uganda Constitutional Commission. Besides articles in learned journals, Professor Mutibwa is the author of The Malagasy and the Europeans (Longman, 1974) and African Heritage and the New Africa (East African Literature Bureau, 1977), and co-author of A Century of Christianity in Uganda, 1877—1977(Uzima Press, 1978). Since 1975 he has been a member of UNESCO’s International Scientifi c Committee for its General History of Africa, contributing a chapter on Madagascar to Volume VI.