New US spy files reveal chaotic last days of Obote II regime

President Milton Obote (centre) and Vice President Paulo Muwanga (left) at a function in the 1980s. Photos /ARCHIVES

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  • As instability rocked Milton Obote’s second government in its last days, declassified CIA files depict panic as President Obote tried to frantically reach out to North Korea’s army to save him, writes Emmanuel Mutaizibwa.

As the Milton Obote II government faced an internal coup de tat, the UPC leader frantically reached out to North Korea’s army to come to his rescue.

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