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Uganda
Uganda , officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is also known as the "Pearl of Africa". It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania...
Timeline of Events
1953
11.30.1953
Edward Mutesa II, the ''kabaka'' (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
1961
3.1.1961
Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
1962
10.9.1962
Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
10.25.1962
Uganda joins the United Nations.
1971
1.25.1971
Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
2.2.1971
Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
1976
6.27.1976
Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
7.4.1976
Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
1979
4.11.1979
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
1986
1.25.1986
The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
2000
3.17.2000
More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.