Ethnicity and ethnic conflict in the great lakes region.
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This paper explains the ethnicity and ethnic conflicts in the Great Lakes region in the context of the historical backgrounds of the region. It attempts to unearth the issue from its historical, sociological, cultural and psychological contexts. Generally the paper discusses these aspects in the light of some parts of the three regional countries, namely Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically, it explains the ethnic conflicts between the Tutsi and their neighbors in Rwanda and Congo, and the conflicts of the Bakonzo, Bamba and Batoro around the Ruwenzori Mountains.