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Amin, Idi (c. 1924–2003)  

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Idi Amin (c. 1924–2003) by unknown photographer, c. 1972 Getty Images

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Amin, Idi (c. 1924–2003), president of Uganda  

M. Louise Pirouet

Amin, Idi (c. 1924–2003), president of Uganda, was born about 1924 in Koboko in north-western Uganda to Muslim parents. His mother was a Kakwa; his father is said to have been Nubian, a term used of the Sudanese troops brought into Uganda by ...

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Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993), farmer and politician in Kenya  

John Johnson

Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993), farmer and politician in Kenya, was born on 7 April 1907 at 33 Campden House Court, Kensington, London, the third of four sons of Alfred Herbert Blundell, a London solicitor, and his wife, Amelia Woodward Richardson. His father's family came from ...

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Cover Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993)

Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993)  

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Sir Michael Blundell (1907–1993) by Barker, 1962 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Cover Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931)

Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931)  

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Hugh Cholmondeley, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931) by unknown artist, 1923 © reserved

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Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931), settler in Kenya and politician  

Anthony Clayton

Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931), settler in Kenya and politician, was born in London on 28 April 1870, the only son of Hugh Cholmondeley, second Baron Delamere (1811–1887), and his second wife, Augusta Emily (d. 1911), eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton Seymour...

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Kakungulu, Semei Lwakirenzi (1868–1928), war leader and administrator in Uganda  

M. Louise Pirouet

Kakungulu, Semei Lwakirenzi (1868–1928), war leader and administrator in Uganda, was probably the son of Semuwemba, a chief in Koki, then a small principality to the south of Buganda. Seeking greater opportunities, Kakungulu moved to the court of Kabaka (king) Mutesa I of Buganda...

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Kavuma, Paulo Neil (1901–1989), administrator and first minister of Buganda  

M. Louise Pirouet

Kavuma, Paulo Neil (1901–1989), administrator and first minister of Buganda, was born in Ssingo county, Buganda (Uganda), the son of Saulo Balirete Munako, a protestant minor chief, and his wife, Samali Saba Webwa. In 1909 he was sent to live with the Revd W. B. Gill...

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Kavuma, Paulo Neil (1901–1989)  

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Paulo Neil Kavuma (1901–1989) by Fergus Wilson, c. 1963–4 by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978)  

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Jomo Kenyatta (c. 1895–1978) by Mohamed Amin, 1973 Getty Images – Mohamed Amin

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Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978), president of Kenya  

Bruce J. Berman

Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978), president of Kenya, was born in Ngenda in north-eastern Kiambu district at the inception of British rule in east Africa, the son of Muigai wa Magana. Orphaned early by the death of his father, in a smallpox epidemic during the early stages of colonialism, he lived with his uncle ...

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Kiwanuka, Mugumba Benedicto (1922–1972), lawyer and prime minister of Uganda  

M. Louise Pirouet

Kiwanuka, Mugumba Benedicto (1922–1972), lawyer and prime minister of Uganda, was born on 8 May 1922 at Kisabwa in Masaka district, Buganda, the third son of Fulgensio Musoke (d. 1940), a Catholic minor chief whose extravagant lifestyle caused difficulties for his family, and his wife, ...

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Mboya, Thomas Joseph (1930–1969), labour leader and politician in Kenya  

David Goldsworthy

Mboya, Thomas Joseph (1930–1969), labour leader and politician in Kenya, was born at Kilima Mbogo, near Thika, north of Nairobi, on 15 August 1930, the eldest of the six children of Leunadus Ndiege, a sisal worker from Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, and his wife ...

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Thomas Joseph Mboya (1930–1969) by unknown photographer, 1960 © reserved; East African Newspapers (Nation) Ltd; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mulira, Eridadi Medadi Kasirye (1909–1995), politician and publisher in Uganda  

Caroline Howell

Mulira, Eridadi Medadi Kasirye (1909–1995), politician and publisher in Uganda, was born on 28 February 1909 in Kamese, a remote part of Koki, once an independent territory in the south-west of the Buganda kingdom, the central heartland of the Uganda protectorate under British rule. He was one among the sixteen children of ...

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Nyerere, Julius Kambarage (1922–1999), president of Tanzania  

Cranford Pratt

Nyerere, Julius Kambarage (1922–1999), president of Tanzania, was born on 13 April 1922 in Butiama, Tanganyika, one of twenty-six children of Chief Nyerere Burita, one of a number of chiefs in the small Zanaki tribe in western Tanganyika. He was educated at a local native authority primary school and at ...

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Nyerere, Julius Kambarage (1922–1999)  

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Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922–1999) by unknown photographer, 1960 Getty Images

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Obote, (Apolo) Milton (1925–2005)  

Maker: Peter Kemp

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(Apolo) Milton Obote (1925–2005) by Peter Kemp, 1983 AP / PA Photos

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Obote, (Apolo) Milton (1925–2005), prime minister and president of Uganda  

M. Louise Pirouet

Obote, (Apolo) Milton (1925–2005), prime minister and president of Uganda, was born on 28 December 1925 at Akokoro in Lira district, Lango, northern Uganda, the son of Stanley Opeto Anyanga, a farmer who eventually became a minor chief, and his second wife, Priscilla Acen Eyer...

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Pinto, Pio Gama (1927–1965), journalist and politician in Kenya  

John Lonsdale

Pinto, Pio Gama (1927–1965), journalist and politician in Kenya, was born on 31 March 1927, in Nairobi, the son of a government employee, part of east Africa's small—but in colonial times significant—Goan clerical diaspora. In 1935 he was sent to India for his education, and in 1944 he joined the ...