Idi Amin

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Sep 16th, 2013
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Opponents of gay rights in Africa often suggest that homosexuality is “un-African”. But over the past few years, scholars and activists have warned with growing urgency that it is the increasing pitch of homophobia on the continent that is really un-African, because it is literally being imported in ...
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Albert, an accountant with a top city bank, says he is tired of the insecurity he feels whenever he is at work. His crisis is the fact that male co-workers ogle at his fiancée’s as she strolls around in a miniskirt. The mini, along with other ‘revealing’ clothes, is the unofficial uniform for all fem...
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Women in Uganda who go out wearing mini-skirts could face jail or a heavy fine under draconian new anti-pornography laws.  The legislation would also see television dramas and films banned if it is passed by parliament. The Anti-Pornography Bill 2011 proposes that those found guilty of abetting porno...
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Jan 2nd, 2013
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Here is a look at the life Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda. Personal: Birth Date: 1944 Birth Place: Ntungamo, Uganda Birth Name: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Father: Amos Kaguta, a cattle keeper Mother: Esteri Kokundeka Marriage: Janet (Kataaha) Museveni (1973 – present) Children: one son, three...
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Oct 23rd, 2012
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The Church of England’s Archbishop of York continues to distinguish himself as a frequent fly in the ointment of political correctness by defending British culture and Christianity. Himself a Ugandan refugee from the horrors of Idi Amin, John Sentamu is thankful for the civilization that has protecte...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Paul Amina, The Star As Uganda marks its golden jubilee today, Paul Amina argues that the country is a shadow of its former self and that a balanced overview of Uganda’s 50 years of independence shows that (de)colonisation is only a stage towards genuine African liberation which the country ...
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Oct 9th, 2012
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British rule over Uganda came to an end on October 9, 1962. Half a century later, the African nation still has not made the transition to genuine democracy. In the early years of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, Britain’s World War Two prime minister, described Uganda as the pearl of Africa...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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by John Burnett,npr Rebel leader Joesphy Kony, head of the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, has achieved greater notoriety than any other Ugandan in the world today. Idi Amin, who ruled the country through most of the 1970s, still stands as a symbol of African dictators who abused power and inf...
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Oct 8th, 2012
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By Peter Nyanzi, independent In early 1964, units of the British led Uganda Army mutinied, demanding “the fruits of independence” and better working conditions. One of the most respected officers at the time, Idi Amin instigated the mutiny when the British army commander then, Lt.-Colonel W.W. Cheyne...
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Sep 19th, 2012
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Edited by: Jennifer Fierberg: Un-answered questions about the death of Gen Fred Rwigema. It has been nearly 22 years since Gen Fred Rwigema died in his mother-land leading before leading an exodus of Rwandan children who had been incarcerated in exile for over 30 years. Fred Gisa Rwigema (10 April 19...