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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

1971 Uganda

Acholi and Lango

General Idi Amin overthrew the Uganda government of Milton Obote in 1971. His regime lasted for eight years and during that period he ordered the deaths of about 300,000 people. He targeted the Acholi and Lango tribes that he viewed as political enemies that were loyal to Obote. He also organized security forces to eliminate civilians. The Asian populations in Uganda were also targeted, which resulted in the economy collapsing.