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The archbishop Amin loved and killed

2011-02-04T21:00:00Z

None of the violent deaths which have disfigured Uganda’s recent history have shocked the world as savagely as that of Anglican Archbishop Janani Luwum.



Big Daddy: The odd man out loved by western media

2011-02-04T21:00:00Z

The Commonwealth summit which ended in London recently was the first international meeting to come out openly and denounce Idi Amin’s regime. Despite the deaths of more than 300,000 Ugandans even the Organisation of African Unity and the United Nations have kept official silence on Uganda’s abuse of human rights.



Understanding Amin 40 years after the coup

2011-02-04T21:00:00Z

Last week, Sunday Monitor published a feature examining the reasons for President Museveni’s long, 25-year stay in power. The main factor, it was clear, was that, Mr Museveni, even before he came to power in 1986, ...



Who was Idi Amin?

2009-04-22T12:44:00Z

In part ten of our continuing series on the fall of Idi Amin’s military government, Timothy Kalyegira writes about who Amin was and how different people described him: -



Who killed Acholi, Langi soldiers ?

2009-04-21T12:44:00Z

In part 11 of our continuing series on the fall of Idi Amin’s military government, Timothy Kalyegira explores the question of who killed the Acholi and Langi soldiers in 1971 : -



Who was still killing and robbing Ugandans after Amin fell?

2009-04-19T12:44:00Z

In part nine of the series on the fall of Idi Amin's military government, Timothy Kalyegira explains why killings and robbery continued to thrive even when Amin whose regime many blamed for the monstrous evils: -



Why Yusuf Lule was removed from office after only 68 days

2009-04-17T12:44:00Z

In part eight of our series on the fall of Idi Amin’s military government, Timothy Kalyegira explains why Yusuf Kironde Lule was thrown out of office after one of the shortest stints ever as president: -



Terror grips Uganda after Amin

2009-04-16T12:44:00Z

In part six of our continuing series on the fall of Idi Amin’s military government, Timothy Kalyegira writes about the terror that gripped Uganda shortly before and after the April 11, 1979 coup: -



Uncertainty after Amin overthrow

2009-04-15T12:44:00Z

In part five of our continuing series on the fall of Idi Amin’s military government 30 years ago, Timothy Kalyegira reports on the developments immediately after the overthrow of Amin – some of which were used by different groups/individuals to create Amin’s legacy as we know it today: -



Uganda united in joy at Amin's exit

2009-04-14T12:44:00Z

Thirty years ago, Idi Amin’s military government was overthrown by a combined force of the Tanzanian army and a motley of armed Ugandan groups exiled in Kenya and Tanzania during the 1970s.



Libyan troops to blame for Amin's fall

2009-04-13T12:44:00Z

In Part III of the new Daily Monitor ‘The fall of Idi Amin’ series, Timothy Kalyegira discusses the blunders made by the Libyan force sent to support Amin against the invading Tanzanian troops



Mystery of mass murder and rape in the Kagera Salient

2009-04-12T12:44:00Z

Thirty years ago, Idi Amin's military government was overthrown by a combined force of the Tanzanian army and a motley of armed Uganda groups exiled in Kenya and Tanzania during the 1970s.



30 years after the fall of Amin, causes of 1979 war revealed

2009-04-11T13:52:08Z

Thirty years ago today, the military government of Idi Amin was overthrown by a combined force of the Tanzanian army and a motley of armed Uganda groups exiled in Kenya and Tanzania during the 1970s.



WHAT I KNOW: How former air force boss fled Amin's hatchet squad

2007-07-22T14:43:00Z

Maj. Gen. Zeddy Maruru, a retired air force senior pilot, spoke to Rodney Muhumuza for this continuation of the first part of a new series in which senior citizens tell their story and experiences about the governments under which they worked. Here he recounts how he managed to escape arrest by Amin's State Research Bureau agents



WHAT I KNOW: Former Air Force commander tells his life under Amin

2007-07-15T14:40:00Z

Maj. Gen. Zeddy Maruru is a retired air force senior pilot. He has served in all of Uganda's post independence armies, most prominently as air force commander in the 1970s and as chief of army staff after Tito Okello overthrew Milton Obote's second administration in 1985.



‘The Hitler of Africa’

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

Idi Amin Dada’s regime has been described as one of the bloodiest in Africa’s history and most of the books written about him and his regime focus primarily on his brutality.



On the road to economic collapse

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

Mahmood Hudda, 5, was blown by the winds of tumult to the cold of Canada. Roni Madhvani, 8, to a 1970s England he could hardly comprehend.



A foreign policy disaster

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

He called former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere a coward, an old woman and a prostitute. Idi Amin Dada came to power when he overthrew Apollo Milton Obote's government on January 25, 1971.



Amin ‘stole’ NATO codes

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

KAMPALA – The late Idi Amin stole the secret security codes of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), a close aide has said.



Big Daddy and his women

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

"The story of Amin and his women is one that turns bizarre, comic and brutal." That is how Henry Kyemba begins a chapter in his book, The State of Blood. In the book, which he wrote



The myths surrounding Idi Amin

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

The BBC in its Saturday broadcast announcing the death of former president Idi Amin Dada reported that he kept the heads of seven of his victims in a fridge in his kitchen.



Who were Amin's victims?

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

Idi Amin's regime was a reign of terror which claimed nearly half a million people. The Monitor's Siraje K. Lubwama and Halima Abdallah compiled some of the prominent victims.



A girl called Esther Chesire

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

On March 5, 1976, a student of the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Paul Serwanga, was shot dead by an army captain who had developed an interest in his (Serwanga) girlfriend.



When dying was easier than living

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

Idi Amin Dada had many prominent people killed during his reign. The deaths of Archbishop of Church of Uganda Janan Luwum and Ms Dora Bloch a British Israel hostage during the time that an Israeli plane was hijacked and kept hostage in Entebbe are among those that have had more than one story to it.



The two countries reconciled within weeks

2003-08-20T12:44:00Z

Amin had understood correctly that although the departing colonial power was Portugal and the Caribbean Island nation of Cuba would soon involve itself more closely in the geo-politics of Africa, the real power broker was the Soviet Union.