Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities

@article{Hansen2013UgandaIT,
  title={Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities},
  author={Holger Bernt Hansen},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={103 - 83}
}
  • H. Hansen
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Eastern African Studies
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