While doing some research on North Korea, I came across an interesting article about how North Korean military advisors to Uganda partly inspired a bizarre cult-like guerrilla group called the Holy Spirit Movement. This movement later played into the formation of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. Also during the 1980’s, it is interesting to note that Robert Mugabe’s 5th Brigade was also trained by North Koreans. -Jack
The Ugandan-North Korean military relationship goes back to the early 1980s. After the overthrow of Idi Amin in 1979, Ugandan President Milton Obote took power. However, guerrillas, led by the current leader of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, threatened Obote’s nascent regime. Naturally, Obote looked to his military forces, the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA), for security, loyalty, and strength.
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