Sunday, April 12, 2009

Uganda, post independence period

The constitution was changed in 1963 to satisfy an alliance between the uganda People's Congress and the Kabaka Yekka Party. Thi s created a post of the head of state called the president and one vice-president. The UPC govt. appointed Edward Muteesa II, Kabaka (king) of Buganda, as president and the commander in chief of the armed forces , William Wilberforce nadiope , the kyabazing of Busoga as vice-president. in 1966 Milton obote over through the King,changed the constitution and obote became the prseident and election was avoided. Obote was deposed twice, both time by military coup.
Idi Amin (1925-20030 seized power in 1971,ruling the country with military for the coming decade. Idi amin's rule cost the lives of 3,00,000 Ugandans. his reign was ended after the Uganda-Tanzania war in 1979. This led to thereturn of obotewho deposed once more by general Tito Okello in 1985. Okello ruled for six months till he was removed by the national Resistance army (NRM) under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni, after the so called "bush war."
Miseveni had been in power since 1986, in mid-1990, he was lauded by the west as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency had included involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Rep. of Congo (DRC) and other conflicts inthe the great lakes region, as well as the civil war against the lord's resistance Army. The lord's resistance Army was guilty of numerous crimes against humanity and child slavery and mass killing.they had killed thousands and displaced millions for years.
Camp in north uganda
In 2007, uganda deployed soldiers to the African union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

Yoweri Museveni, President of uganda

Mount kadam in Uganda

Uganda Woman