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

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