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(1924—2005) prime minister and president of Uganda

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Acholi

Acholi  

Ethnic group living primarily along the border of Uganda and Sudan; also called Acoli, Gang, or Shuli.The Acholi people live mostly in the Acholi district of Uganda, an 18,000-sq-km ...
Baganda

Baganda  

Major ethnic group in Uganda; also known as Ganda Baganda.With a population of approximately five million, the Baganda are the dominant ethnic group in Uganda, both in numbers and ...
Early Kingdom of Buganda

Early Kingdom of Buganda  

East African kingdom, founded by the Baganda people, that reached the height of its power during the nineteenth century.According to legend, the creator of Buganda was Kintu, the “First ...
Idi Amin

Idi Amin  

(b. West Nile, Uganda, 1925; d. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 16 Aug. 2003)Ugandan; army commander 1966–71, head of state 1971–9 A member of the Kakwa ethnic group from north-west Uganda, Idi Amin Dada ...
Indian Communities in Africa

Indian Communities in Africa  

South Asian immigrants and their descendants in East Africa and South Africa.In 1972 Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda, ordered the immediate expulsion of Asians—as people of Indian or ...
Lango

Lango  

Ethnic group residing primarily in northern Uganda; also called Langi.The approximately 600,000 Lango speak an Eastern Sudanic Chari-Nile language of the Nilo-Saharan family. The Lango are believed ...
Mutesa II

Mutesa II  

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(b. 19 Nov. 1924, d. 21 Nov. 1969).Kabaka of Buganda 1939–66; President of Uganda 1962–6 He attended King's College, Budu, and succeeded his father as Kabaka of the Buganda people while still a ...
Paul Kagame

Paul Kagame  

(b. Ruhango, Rwanda, Oct. 1957)Rwandan; President 2000–  Kagame and his parents fled from Rwanda to Uganda in 1960 as Hutu violence against Tutsis erupted in the years before the country's ...
Rwanda

Rwanda  

Rwanda has emerged from the period of genocide but now has an autocratic governmentFrom Lake Kivu on the western border, Rwanda's territory rises to a steep mountain range, with the volcanic Virunga ...
Uganda

Uganda  

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Uganda now has a multiparty democracy but its president is reluctant to step asideUganda lies on the equator, but because of the altitude the climate is relatively mild. The country forms part of the ...
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  

(b. Ntungamo, Uganda, 1944)Ugandan; President 1986– A Nyankole from south-west Uganda, Museveni was educated at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, then a leading centre of radical student activity in ...

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