Chronology of Events

revised on 30 January 2015

LRA-affected areas

February 2001

Rwandan and Ugandan withdrawal began in the DRC.

February 2000

Fighting continued in the DRC, largely for natural resources, pitting government against rebels and Rwandan against Ugandan forces. The Council added Chapter VII protective powers to the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC) mandate. 

July 1999

The DRC, Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe signed the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement.

August 1998

Insurgents backed by Rwanda and Uganda rose up against Democratic Republic of the Congo President Laurent-Desire Kabila. Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola sent troops to assist the government.


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency began.


Museveni took power in Uganda and installed a no-party system; the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) began fighting.

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