Obote, Museveni blame each other for failed 1972 invasion of Uganda

Defeated invaders. Former president Idi Amin (centre) and his soldiers. FILE PHOTOS

What you need to know:

  • History. Forty seven years have passed, but ghosts from the 1972 invasion still linger. It is believed that the botched September 1972 invasion was the one that opened the season for Idi Amin’s later killings.

Tuesday, September 17, will mark 47 years since contingents of about 1,300 Ugandan exiles in Tanzania entered Uganda from the south in an effort to attack and overthrow then president Idi Amin’s military government.


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