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Good or Bad Precedent? Tanzania's Intervention in Uganda

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253104
eISBN:
9780191600302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253102.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines why Tanzania's overthrow of the Ugandan Government of Idi Amin was greeted with almost tacit approval compared to Vietnam's reception in overthrowing Pol Pot. International society did not ... More


‘He Comes from a Fighting Race’: Life in the King’s African Rifles, 1946(?)–59

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines Idi Amin's career in the British colonial army regiment called the King's African Rifles (KAR). It could be said, with only a small exaggeration, that the KAR made him the man ... More


‘Wrung from the Withers of the Western Nile’: Background, Birth and Youth, 1928(?)–46

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses Idi Amin's childhood and background. Amin's connection with the Yakan movement demonstrates how close in time his birth was to the very beginning of British rule over Uganda. ... More


Introduction: Idi Amin Dada, Man and Myth

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Idi Amin Dada, the president of Uganda between 1971 and 1979. More than forty years after his overthrow and eighteen years after his death, he ... More


Decline and Fall: Idi Amin and Uganda, 1977–79, and After

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0009
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter studies Idi Amin's downfall. It begins by detailing how the death of Anglican Archbishop Janani Luwum led to wide international condemnation and galvanised the many competing opposition ... More


A Resistible Rise? 1959–65

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on the first half of the 1960s, which was an eventful and pivotal time for Idi Amin. He began the decade as a colonial soldier, and Ugandan independence, which arrived on October ... More


‘Martial Music’: The Build-up, the Coup and the Aftermath, 1969–71

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter assesses Idi Amin's seizure of power, which was central both to his life story and to his image and myth. For most, including many Ugandans, the 1971 coup represents the key moment in ... More


Amin and Obote, 1965–69

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter details how, from 1965, for the rest of the decade, Idi Amin's career depended largely on one factor, his relationship with Milton Obote. As the army became more of a Ugandan national ... More


A Honeymoon and Four Divorces: The First Two Years of Uganda’s Second Republic, 1971–73

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter describes the first few days of Idi Amin's rule. The killings that were to characterise his rule started right away, possibly even before Amin himself was aware of the pre-emptive coup. ... More


The Centre Cannot Hold: President Amin, 1973–76

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter illustrates how most of the killings, 'disappearances', and other human rights abuses people associate with Idi Amin occurred in the central years of his rule. It was then that Amin's ... More


Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Mark Leopold

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a British-backed coup in 1971. He built a violent and unstable dictatorship, ... More


Uganda in the 1980s and 1990s: The Missing Entrepreneurs

Nitsan Chorev

in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197845
eISBN:
9780691198873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197845.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explains why a local pharmaceutical sector did not emerge in Uganda in the 1980s, and why it was fragile when it ultimately did emerge in the 1990s. Uganda’s political-economic situation ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


Israel in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda, 1962–72

Zach Levey

in Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199330669
eISBN:
9780199388196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330669.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Israel’s involvement with Uganda, with which it engaged in activities of both a ‘normal’ diplomatic and clandestine nature. Israel had established relations with Uganda upon ... More


From Kingdoms to Protectorate to New Nation

David A. Hoekema

in We Are the Voice of the Grass: Interfaith Peace Activism in Northern Uganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190923150
eISBN:
9780190923181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923150.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

To set the background for the civil war in northern Uganda and the interfaith organization that was created to work for its resolution, the present chapter reviews the history of the region. ... More


A Royal ‘Duty’: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in the 1970s

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the Queen’s role in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGMs) during the 1970s. It begins with the Singapore conference of 1971, the one occasion when the Queen was ... More


Development Strategy and Foreign Relations

Andrew Coulson

in Tanzania: A Political Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679966
eISBN:
9780191765964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679966.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Second Five Year Plan (1969–1974) included many commitments to ujamaa, and ambitious lists of investments to be undertaken in state farms, infrastructure improvements, and manufacturing. By 1980, ... More


Justice Goes Global

Daniel Krcmaric

in The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750212
eISBN:
9781501750236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750212.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter recounts a long history of abusive rulers that found safe havens abroad once they were no longer welcome in their countries. It introduces Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who had presided ... More


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