UGANDA: Africa's Most Curious War

Kampala gives up, but Big Daddy is still at large

"As Conqueror of the British Empire, I am prepared to die in defense of the motherland, Uganda." With his habitual bombast, Uganda's murderous President-for-Life Idi Amin Dada, 55, last week tried to put the best face on his disintegrating hold on national power. It was, apparently, a futile effort. After several days of sporadic fighting, the occupation force of largely Ugandan exile troops entered the outskirts of Kampala and prepared for a final push. Though scattered fighting still continued in pockets, the invading forces were poised to take control of...

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