Uganda: Pressure Groups Material

Scope and Content

Uganda: Pressure Groups Material, 1977-1986, comprising testimonies, newspaper articles, manifestos, constitutions and statements issued by the Committee on Uganda, the National Resistance Movement (Uganda), the Save Uganda Movement, the Uganda Freedom Committee, the Uganda Freedom Fighters, the Uganda Group for Human Rights, the Uganda Liberation Group in Zambia and the Uganda National Movement.

Administrative / Biographical History

The materials held here mainly originate from groups opposed to the regime of Idi Amin, based both in Uganda and abroad. They include the National Resistance Movement (NRA), which later went on to take power in 1986 following the failure of Obote's Uganda People's Congress (UPC) to improve the economic and human rights situation in the country.


Alphabetically according to group and then in rough chronological order.

Access Information

Open to all for research purposes; access is free for anyone in higher education.

Acquisition Information

Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Other Finding Aids

Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT)

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can usually be obtained - apply to library staff.

Custodial History

The Commonwealth Political Parties Materials collection was begun in 1960-61, with special emphasis being placed then, as now, on 'primary material such as party constitutions, policy statements, convention reports and election manifestos.' (ICS, Twelfth Annual Report 1960-1961). Since then, the main method of gathering material has been to appeal directly to political parties throughout the Commonwealth, though contributions from Institute members and staff following visits to relevant countries have been significant.


No further accruals are expected at present.

Related Material

See also Uganda: Political Parties Materials (UG.PP) as well as Political Party, Trades Unions and Pressure Group Materials for other Commonwealth countries and related material in the library's main classified sequence, all held at the ICS.