African Dictator - the Rise and Fall of Idi Amin

African dictator Idi Amin perpetrated a reign of terror in Uganda between 1971 and 1978 when he was ousted by a counter-coup. But how did such a man rise to power and bring a rich and thriving country to chaos and ruin? Some of this story is reasonably well known, but few people know of Australia’s part in the reconstruction of Uganda. Join former army officer David Wilson as he recounts his part in the Commonwealth Military Training Team and its role in bringing stability to Uganda in the early 1980s. We will also look at how Uganda has progressed since 1986 under the rule of its current President Yoweri Museveni.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Uganda pre- and post-World War Two
  • Ugandan Independence 1962
  • Idi Amin’s reign of terror 1971 – 1978
  • Uganda post-Amin: Tanzanian Invasion and reconstruction
  • Australia and the Commonwealth Military Training Team 1982-1984
  • Uganda today – the Museveni period

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand Uganda’s colonial phase pre-independence in 1962
  2. Understand problems arising in the post-independence era
  3. Appreciate how Idi Amin took power in a coup in 1971
  4. Understand the nature of reign of terror between 1971 and 1978
  5. Appreciate Australia’s involvement in reconstruction
  6. Understand the role of the Commonwealth Military Training Team
  7. Appreciate advances made under the Museveni government post-1986
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23 May

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