The Uganda–Tanzania War, the fall of Idi Amin, and the failure of African diplomacy, 1978–1979

  title={The Uganda–Tanzania War, the fall of Idi Amin, and the failure of African diplomacy, 1978–1979},
  author={Georgie Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  pages={692 - 709}
  • Georgie Roberts
  • Published 18 September 2014
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Eastern African Studies
The Uganda–Tanzania War of 1978–1979 has received little attention from historians. This article uses British diplomatic sources to explore the causes and course of the conflict. In particular, it examines how Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere sought to hide from and later justify to the rest of the world an invasion of Uganda and the overthrowing of Idi Amin, actions that contravened the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Distinct among contemporaneous African conflicts for… 

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