Apolo Milton Obote

Apolo Milton Obote

Country Ruled: Uganda

Years Ruled: 1966-1971 and 1980-1985

Current Residence: Lusaka, Zambia


Obote, a member of the legislative council of Uganda from 1957, founded (1960) the Uganda People's Congress. Prime minister from 1962 to 1966, he led a revolution, installing himself as president in 1966. Overthrown by Idi Amin in 1971, Obote fled to Tanzania. He returned with the Tanzanian-aided invasion (1979) and was reelected (1980) amid accusations of fraud. Factionalism led to an army coup in 1985 in which he was ousted a second time and exiled to Zambia.

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Due to poor health, Dr. Obote is currently available only for consulting assignments.

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