Combatants: A Memoir of the Bush War and the Press in Uganda
This book is an important historical document that reminds us of how much Uganda has changed in the last 30 years and how violent it once was. William Pike's first visit to the Luwero Triangle was a turning point in the Bush War as it revealed the growing strength of the NRA to the world for the first time. The book provides a revealing portrait of President Yoweri Museveni as an idealistic young revolutionary and then as the leader who decided to remain over 30 years in power. The book also reflects the difficulties of rebuilding a deeply damaged country through the prism of his early years as Editor-in-chief at the New Vision newspaper. The book concludes with his reflections on his departure from the New Vision and on the Ugandan revolution.