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Milton Obote

Obote in 1960
Personal data
Date of birthDecember 28, 1925
Place of birthApac District, Uganda Protectorate
Date of deathOctober 10, 2005(age 79)
Place of deathJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Political partyUganda People's Congress
SpouseMiria Obote
2nd President of Uganda
1st Executive President
8th President of Uganda
In officeApril 15, 1966 - January 25, 1971
December 17, 1980 � July 27, 1985
Succeeded byIdi Amin (1971)
Bazilio Olara-Okello (1985)
Preceded byEdward Mutesa (non-executive) (1966)
Presidential Commission of Uganda (1980)
2nd Prime Minister of Uganda
1st Executive Prime Minister
In officeApril 30, 1962 - April 15, 1966
Succeeded byNone (post abolished)
Preceded byBenedicto Kiwanuka (non-executive)

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Apolo Milton Obote (December 28, 1925 � October 10, 2005), Prime Minister of Uganda from 1962 to 1966 and President of Uganda from 1966 to 1971, then again from 1980 to 1985. He was a Ugandan political leader who led Uganda towards independence from the British colonial administration in 1962.

He was overthrown by Idi Amin in 1971, but regained power in 1980. His second rule was marred by repression, and the deaths of many civilians as a result of a civil war known as the Ugandan Bush War.

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