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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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I convinced Lule to replace Idi Amin – Dr Aliker

Today marks 39 years since a combined force of Uganda exiles, with support from the Tanzanian armythe TPDF, overthrew Amin, the climax of a five-month brutal war that had started in October 1978 when Amin invaded Tanzania. Kampala, Uganda | URN | Dr Martin Aliker, a veteran dental surgeon, politician …

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Idi Amin’s grandson unopposed as Otada pulls out of Kibanda MP race

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Electoral Commission (EC) has cancelled the Kibanda North parliamentary by-election slated for Thursday after the former MP in the 9th Parliament and also independent candidate Sam Otada pulled out of the race. This has left the ruling National Resistance Movement flag bearer Taban Amin …

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Idi Amin’s grandson Taban thrown out of Uganda’s parliament

Three Justices of Uganda’s Court of Appeal have thrown out of Parliament Taban Amin on grounds that he was not a registered voter and therefore not qualified for nomination and election. Justices Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba agreed with Otada Sam Amooti who is Taban’s political rival and …

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Ugandans mark Janani Luwum Day

Hundreds of Ugandans celebrated the life of the late Archbishop Janani Luwum at Mucwini sub-county headquarters in Kitgum district on Thursday. It is 40 years since he was murdered for standing up against human rights abuses in 1977. The then Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire was murdered …

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Former Foreign Minister Kibedi dies in London

Joshua Wanume Kibedi,  Foreign Minister in the early days of the Idi Amin regime, died Monday in a London hospital. Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kivejinj announced  the death of Ambassador  Kibedi. He died at dawn at St. Thomas Hospital in London, according to Kivejinja. Kibedi famously fled to exile soon …

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