UGANDA: Coup or Con Job?

Whether by accident or design, Uganda's President-for-Life Idi Amin Dada seems bent on making his country the world's most unfathomable nation. At the center of the puzzle, as always, are the maneuvers of "Big Daddy" himself. Last week he managed to be even more mysterious than usual. For four days, Amin simply disappeared from view. By the time he resurfaced, by way of reassuring announcements on Radio Uganda, all sorts of stories had floated that there had been an unsuccessful attempt on his life and a subsequent bloodbath by his dread State Research Bureau.

The rumors began when Radio Uganda...

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