Uganda People's Democratic Army
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The Uganda People's Democratic Army (UPDA) was not a rebel group but became the defacto name for the NRA National Resistance Army.
In January 1986, the government of Ugandan President Tito Okello was overthrown by the rebel National Resistance Army (NRA) under the command of Yoweri Museveni, which took the capital city of Kampala. By March 1986, NRA forces had occupied the traditional land of the Acholis, from which President Okello came. By December 1986, former government Uganda National Liberation Army soldiers from the north formed different groups under local names but such groups joined the NRA government from 1987.