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World Leader
    (December 28, 1925-October 10, 2005)
    Born in Akokoro, Uganda
    Lango ethnicity
    Full name is Apolo Milton Obote
    Attended Makerere College in Kampala (1948-1949)
    Prime Minister of Uganda (April 30, 1963-April 15, 1966
    President of Uganda (April 15, 1966-January 25, 1971, December 17, 1980-July 27, 1985)
    Took refuge in Tanzania during Idi Amin’s regime in Uganda
    Lived in exile in Zambia after his second presidency
    Died in Johannesburg, South Africa
    He harassed, terrorized, and tortured his political opponents during both of his terms as president.
    He persecuted other ethnic groups, including Indians, other than his own.
    As prime minister, he and Idi Amin were involved in a gold smuggling plot.
    In response to this, he suspended the constitution and called himself president.
    His regime was marked by widespread corruption due to socialism, which skyrocketed his unpopularity.
    He banned all political parties after his assassination attempt (1969).
    His second victory in elections sparked a civil war that left 100,000 people dead (1980).
    He became worse than Idi Amin during his second term as president.
    He led Uganda to independence.
    He was expelled from Makerere College and subsequently denied scholarships from the United States and West Germany when his political activities were revealed.
    Under his rule Uganda enjoyed stability and some economic growth.
    His first presidency ended when Idi Amin, who proved to be worse than him, overthrew him when he was in Singapore.
    He was removed from power in coups twice.

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