Former Ugandan Government Minister in-charge of Northern Uganda, Ms. Betty Bigombe speaking to students of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on March 26, 2009.
Bigombe was part of the first team of Ugandan peace team that initiated negotiation between rebels of the Lord's Resistant Army - LRA and the Uganda army, National Resistant Army- NRA and Government. The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered the cancellation of the peace talks and subsequent talks have also failed including the most recent, the Juba peace talks of 2006-2008. Both the rebels and the government have been blamed for failing these talks. Bigombe seen here explains why and what happened.