Victory at Entebbe 1976 - Gus Casely-Hayford TV - David Bahati - Idi Amin - Scott Mills TV - The Rolling Stone - The Last King of Scotland 2006 - Milton Obote - Winston Churchill - Idi Amin: Famous for the Wrong Reasons 2013 - Killing Mugabe 2002 - Dictators’ Rulebook TV - War Gin 2012 - Asian Expulsion TV
Athens Airport, Sunday June 27 1976. Victory at Entebbe 1976 starring Helmut Berger & Linda Blair & Kirk Douglas & Richard Dreyfuss & Helen Hayes & Anthony Hopkins & Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor & Julius Harris & Theodore Bikel et al, director Marvin Chomsky
Sit down and be quiet. ibid. terrorist
At least eighty-three Israelis. ibid. Hopkins
Monday, June 28 1976: Uganda Welcomes You. ibid. airport
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. ibid. camp bloke
The Israeli citizen is always considered a front-line soldier. ibid. Lancaster
What military option do you have ready for me now? ibid. Hopkins
The great lakes of east Africa. A jewel in the African crown ... This region has been the site of intense rivalry and great power struggles. Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, Lost Kingdoms of Africa IV: Bunyoro & Buganda, BBC 2010
Uganda ... This is a tale of two kingdoms. A story of rivalry, of warfare, of opportunity. ibid.
By its height in the seventeenth century Bunyoro’s assets were the envy of its neighbours. ibid.
Uganda exploited its rival’s weakness. ibid.
The kingdoms were toe to toe. And into this volatile situation new players arrived – the European explorers. ibid.
Waged war on the British – their joint effort resulted in the two men being captured and exiled to the Seychelles in 1899. ibid.
The British protectorate was named Uganda. ibid.
I would describe it as a wonderful piece of legislation ... We are proposing the death penalty in this Bill ... We believe homosexuality is a learned behaviour and can be unlearned ... It’s evil ... We would expect a parent to report the child to the police, and then the law enforcement agencies should take care of that. I would be very interested to meet somebody who says they were born gay; I have not heard of that. David Bahati, promoter of Ugandan anti-gay legislation
You must teach people to love their leader. Idi Amin, former dictator of Uganda
In this film I’m going to try and find out what it’s like to be harassed, beaten and to live in fear of your life just because of your sexuality. And to do this I’m going to go to one of the worst places to be gay: Uganda. Scott Mills, The World’s Worst Place to be Gay: Uganda? BBC 2011
In other parts of the world homosexuals are still hated and discriminated against. ibid.
Up to the late ’60s homosexuality in the UK was illegal. ibid.
A wave of intense homophobia is washing across Africa, where homosexuality is already illegal in thirty-seven countries. It’s being fuelled by fundamentalist preachers, intolerant governments and homophobic politicians. People are being tortured, raped and imprisoned just for being gay. And in some cases even facing the death penalty. ibid.
It’s in Uganda where things are really hotting up: A Bill for an Act Entitled the Anti Homosexuality Act 2009: An Act to prohibit any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; prohibit the promotion or recognition of such relations and to provide for other related matter. ibid.
These people are very brave to be out here and be in this bar ... The only place they can come. ibid.
The homophobia never stops. ibid.
And den what happens even poo-poo comes out. Poo-poo is out, eh? And den dey eat da poo-poo. African minister, cited ibid. Youtube: He Eat Da Poo Poo!
Homosexuality is very very dangerous. It reduces one’s lifespan by twenty-four years. It’s a proven fact. The Ugandan Rolling Stone editor
More Homos Faces Exposed. The Rolling Stone, Ugandan newspaper
The Army is taking over. There is a coup. Don’t worry. These are General Amin’s men. He fights for the people. The Last King of Scotland 2006 starring Forest Whitaker & Kerry Washington & James McAvoy & Gillian Anderson & Simon McBurney & David Oyelowo & Apollo Okwenje Omamo & Shabir Mir et al, director Kevin MacDonald, woman on bus
Have you any idea what’s going on in this country, Dr Garrigan? ibid.
His regime had killed more than 300,000 Ugandans. ibid. caption
At the turning-point in the history of Uganda, I hope that all our friends will join with me in bestowing upon the new, independent Uganda our prayers and hopes for peace, prosperity and a growing strength in her now role in international affairs. Uganda has many friends, both within her borders and outside. With the goodwill of all who wish to see her prosper, Uganda will go forward from strength to strength. Let us pause for a moment and look back along the path we have travelled. In the days before this part of the African continent was known to the Western world, we became known as a group of peoples who welcomed the traveller, the missionary and the explorer. As the years passed, we reaped the benefit of this friendly nature of ours. The technical progress of the last half-century has transformed our country in countless ways. But, fortunately, we have continued to keep our own customs and culture. It is up to us now, more than ever, in shaping our new country, to achieve a consolidation, in which neither the rapid progress of recent years, nor the age-old customs of our forefathers, are lost or diminished, but rather fused into a new national characteristic in which the best is preserved, while the worst may be thrown away. Milton Obote
The pearl of Africa. Winston Churchill
‘The more he felt insecure, the more ruthless he became.’ Idi Amin: Famous for the Wrong Reasons, 2013
‘To the world Idi Amin is the embodiment of all that’s dark and almost animal-like that came out of Africa.’ ibid.
Idi Amin seized power of Uganda in a military coup in 1971. He was head of the Army and in his mid-40s. ibid.
‘He seemed to be sensible; he seemed to be intelligent.’ ibid.
He had at least five wives, countless girlfriends, and is known to have fathered more than forty children. They lived as an extended family. ibid.
He declared himself Lord of all beasts of the Earth and fishes of the seas as well as the King of Scotland. ibid.
Idi Amin remained in exile until his death in August 2003. He was in his late 70s and had been in hospital for some time. ibid.
June 11 1975: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is right where he wants to be: at the centre of an international diplomatic crisis. A British citizen living in Uganda, Denis Hills, is about to publish a book critical of Amin. Enraged that his authority has been questioned, Amin wants Hills to face a firing squad. The British know this is no idle threat. Idi Amin has been in the business of capital punishment for years. Dictators’ Rulebook s1e6: Idi Amin, National Geographic 2018
Idi Amin rose to power from humble beginnings and won the affection of millions of Ugandans and struck fear in the hearts of his many opponents. ibid.
The man who was once a lowly footsoldier in the colonial army now controls the military … With his loyal army behind him he stages a coup. ibid.