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Idi Amin memorial lecture flops

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inaugural memorial Lecture for Former President Idi Amin in Arua City on Friday failed to take place. Early last month, a group of concerned local leaders and stakeholders from the West Nile sub-region and those living in the diaspora announced a proposal to organize …

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Departed Asians Property Custodian Board seal missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate the whereabouts of the seal of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board. This follows a dispute between the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, and former Custodian Board Secretary Bernard Tumwesigire, who presented a custodian board …

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Working with Idi Amin : A tale of two Ministers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former Minister in Idi Amin’s government says Uganda’s third President has at times been harshly judged for the military brutality during  his eight-year rule. Professor Edward Rugumayo who served as the Minister of Education under Amin says was not foreign to Uganda but …

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Parliament starts fresh investigations into Apaa land dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The committee of Parliament conducting fresh investigations into prolonged Apaa land dispute has started investigations. The MPs will on Wednesday inspect evidence of old settlement in the area in view of establishing whether humans occupied the area in the 1970s after President Idi Amin …

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How do Ugandans remember Idi Amin Dada?

Age differences are a factor in how Ugandans perceive the presidency of Idi Amin Dada, 39 years after the flamboyant military general was overthrown Kampala, Uganda | URN | Ugandans who witnessed President Idi Amin Dada’s reign from 1971-1979 have described the former president as a cruel dictator, while youthful …

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