Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak publish in the Journal of Modern African Studies

May 2016

Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak published their article, “Who are the Lonetia? Findings from southern Karamoja, Uganda” in the June 2016 edition of the Journal of Modern African Studies. The study looks at the increase in crime and violence committed by young men know as lonetia that has occurred in parallel to overall security improvements since the start of the 2006 disarmament campaign. They examine¬† the lonetia phenomenon from the perspective of the young men themselves, finding that the lonetia category is highly fluid and that a set of behaviors and attributes correspond with the frequency of engagement in lonetia activity.

Read the abstract and the full article here.

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