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Obote

(Apollo) Milton. born 1924, Ugandan politician; prime minister of Uganda (1962--66) and president (1966--71; 1980--85). He was deposed by Amin in 1971 and remained in exile until 1980; deposed again in 1985 by the Acholi army
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Obote enjoyed a lot of support and admiration from the Buganda Kingdom, which helped him to become the country's first post-independence prime minister.
"It was written by a young man from your own country called Mwai Kibaki, and who is economics lecturer at Makerere," Obote replied.
It was only after the overthrow of Obote that Namale agreed to sing for me.
Drunk with the power he had seized by military coup from the equally corrupt and brutal regime of his predecessor (and eventual successor) Milton Obote and buoyed by the self-serving political sycophants that surrounded him, his rule saw the rapid collapse of Uganda's very fabric.
It also appeared to me that the chairman, Justice Oder, sympathised with Obote, whose UPC party was at the forefront of those accused, especially in his second reign.
In January 1971, the one-time heavyweight boxing champion staged a successful coup while President Milton Obote was out of the country.
It was an inauspicious time to live and study in that country, for it was around the time the great buffoon, Alhaji Dr Idi Amin Dada, had just seized power from Milton Obote.
The immediate post-colonial period forms the third period of this study, and explores in detail how Kenya's adoption of capitalism and privatisation, Tanzania's chaotic socialist experiment and Uganda's descent into civil war of the Obote and Amin years, all impacted the medical profession.
Kenyatta was shocked that he had not been informed about the convoy or its cargo he called it "an act of criminal folly" and refused to release the convoy or the drivers until Obote (the Uganda president) came to Nairobi to explain and apologise.