Nathan Irumba is a retired diplomat who served in five Governments and Special Assistant to Sam Odaka, Obote’s former Foreign Minister. He says Amin was a conspiracy of foreign forces that encouraged him to stage a coup against Obote who had made a lot of mistakes.
Luwum was killed on February 16, 1977, amid accusations of being an agent of the exiled former president Milton Obote, and for planning to stage a coup. Before he was murdered, he had personally delivered a protest note to President Idi Amin against arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances of civilians and soldiers.
The memorial will have information about the Lords Resistance Army-LRA war that ravaged northern Uganda for more than two decades, the Luweero Triangle guerilla war that ushered in the National Resistance Army led by President Yoweri Museveni, and moments about the history of Uganda under Idi Amin Dada.
As Uganda marks its 55th independence anniversary, many of her countrymen and women have difficulties naming the past leaders. Many of those URN spoke with could mention two or three and almost all of them failed to name them in their order, from the first to the current leader.
Mohinder Dhillons camera work speaks for him all over the world. He captured some of the most significant historic events of the 20th century. Here in Uganda, he filmed and photographed the start of General Idi Amin Dadas rule in 1971 and his downfall in April 1979. He actually witnessed Amins desperate last flight out of Uganda forever from Jinja in a Libyan helicopter. In between, Dhillon got close enough to Amin to end up liking the man personally even as he reported on the murders committed in his name. And now he has documented all this in his memoir: My Camera, My Life.
Elias Mohamed Opong (82), a resident of Katanga village in Moroto district recalls the massacre saying the incident was the bloodiest ever in the history of Karamoja. 200 Karimojong were shot dead by panicking Uganda Army soldiers.
President Yoweri Museveni has described the late former Vice President General Mustafa Adrisi as a decent person inspite of serving in a regime that made many mistakes. Museveni says Adrisi was forced into exile because the UPC government believed anyone who had worked under Amin must be a bad person.
Major Bob Astles, a British soldier who was advisor to Presidents Milton Obote and Iddi Amin, has died. Astles, who was nicknamed â€œthe White Ratâ€ for his role as the right hand man and chief advisor to President Idi Amin in his eight-year rule from January 1971 to April 1979, died quietly about three weeks ago at his home in London. He was 88 years.
Prayers in Arua to mark nine years since the passing of former Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada failed to materialize after organisers failed to raise the money for the ceremony. The memorial prayers were being organized by the Presidentâ€™s immediate family.
Obongi County Member of Parliament, Hassan Fungaroo has launched a fundraising drive to renovate the dilapidated houses of former vice president, General Mustafa Adrisi. Adrisi served as Ugandaâ€™s vice president during the Iddi Amin regime before the two generals fell out towards the overthrow of the regime in April 1979.