Uganda Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW Uganda, located in East Africa, is bordered on the north by South Sudan; east by Kenya; south by Lake Victoria, Rwanda and Tanzania; and west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A former British colony, Uganda endured a bitter, protracted and chaotic civil war that began under its former "president for life," Idi Amin Dada, who seized power in 1971 and was overthrown in 1979. Milton Obote, who had been previously ousted by Amin, was elected president in 1980....


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