Milton Obote

By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2012
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Independence in 1962 found me in P4 at Kizinga Primary School in present day Ntungamo district in western Uganda. Kizinga hill in general was undergoing rapid development with school and church buildings being built and/or modernised. The headmaster, Erick Rwakasore (RIP), put up a semi-permanent blo...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2012
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President Museveni is ruling Uganda through repression and patronage like Milton Obote and Idi Amin did, setting up the country for future bloodshed, the International Crisis Group has warned. The latest report released on Thursday – but one State House described as the handiwork of “ignorant E...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2012
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A resourceful Ugandan friend who is adept at using computers emailed me a cartoon sometime back. The cartoon portrayed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni getting tipsy from a new brand of beer called “Term.”Because, he enjoyed it so much he kept on asking for more ‘Term’ after having already consumed m...
By benim
In African History
Jan 7th, 2011
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Idi Amin Dada, who became known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’ for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of Uganda in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa’s post-independence dictators. Amin seized power in a military coup in 1971 and ruled over Uganda for 8 year...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Nov 6th, 2010
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Since the late 1980s Uganda has rebounded from the abyss of civil war and economic catastrophe to become relatively peaceful, stable and prosperous. But the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the north remain blighted by one of Africa’s most brutal rebellions. In the 1970s and 1980s Ug...