How did Idi Amin Dada lead a successful coup in 1971? (Part 2, by William Miles)

The second strand I wish to analyse is that of the conditions in Uganda prior to the coup itself. For a successful coup, there must be discontent amongst the people of the nation and a desire for change. “Surtaxes have … Continue reading

How did Idi Amin Dada lead a successful coup in 1971? (Part 1, by William Miles)

Obote’s actions on the 24th January 1971 set in motion the coup d’etat which was to bring Amin to power. On this evening, Obote, realising that he must contain Amin, called up the officer’s mess at Jinja barracks to order … Continue reading