Uganda: Tough Shepherd

As a herdboy on his father's tribal lands in northern Uganda, young Apollo Milton Obote often pondered how it would be to govern people rather than sheep or goats. Speaking to his charges as if they were human and he their chief, he soon discovered that keeping them in order required him both to prod them along and win their cooperation. Now the President of Uganda, Obote is governing his country in much the same way. Last week, as Uganda's 8,000,000 people prepared for this week's celebration of the fifth anniversary of their independence from Britain, Obote seized the...

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