UGANDA: Avenging Whitemail

Having expelled 26,000 Asian residents during the past four months, Uganda's tempestuous dictator Idi ("Big Daddy") Amin Dada turned his attention last week to another minority group. This time his target was the remnant of Uganda's British community, which has shrunk from 7,000 to about 3,000 in the past six months.

Big Daddy explained the next step in his "black is best" program for Uganda, in a much-heralded midnight TV broadcast from his official residence, with portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Mao Tse-tung hanging prominently if incongruously in the background. Sweating heavily under...

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