Uganda: Declassified

Documents Amin era Uganda, 1971-2 (Mark Curtis files from the National Archives) Foreign Office, British support for Idi Amin, 1971   Articles Idi Amin era Mark Curtis, The rise of Idi Amin in Uganda, 1971-72 (Extract from Unpeople, 2004) ‘Bullish Brits and the role of Big Business in the rise of Idi Amin’ (Daily Monitor, […]

British support for Idi Amin, 1971

Richard Slater (High Commissioner, Uganda) to Alec Douglas-Home (Foreign Secretary), ‘The first six months of General Amin’s government’, 6 August 1971 ‘Amin’s performance as leader of the government has been patchy… As a leader of the people..he has grown in stature and his personal popularity is an important asset…the real problems are tribalism, indiscipline in […]

The rise of Idi Amin in Uganda, 1971-72

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses The declassified British files tell us first that British officials were delighted to see the back of the government of Milton Obote that Amin overthrew. Eleven days before Amin’s coup on 25 January 1971, Britain’s High Commissioner in Kampala, Richard Slater, ran […]