UGANDA: Nation in Ruins

Obote's task: unity from chaos

When Apollo Milton Obote, 56, was sworn in for a second term as President of Uganda last week, he gained an unusual opportunity for an African leader: a second chance to rule his country. It was Dictator Idi Amin Dada who had ousted him in a military coup nine years ago. The challenge facing Obote is immense. Uganda, once known as the "pearl of Africa "for its productive agriculture, fine schools and superbly equipped hospitals, is today a nation in ruins. Nairobi Bureau Chief Jack White reports:

It was an all too typical night of terror...

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