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Uganda is an East African country bordered to the north by South Sudan; to the east by Kenya; to the south by Lake Victoria, Rwanda and Tanzania; and to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

A former British colony, Uganda endured a bitter, protracted and chaotic civil war that began under its former "president for life," Idi Amin Dada, who seized power in 1971 and was overthrown in 1979. Milton Obote, who had been previously ousted by Amin, was elected...

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