Prominent leaders are arrested in Uganda

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Wednesday, 16 February 1977

The Most Reverend Janani Luwum, Anglican archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-ZaÁƒÂƒÂ¯re, together with two government ministers, were arrested on the charge of an alleged plot to overthrow Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada. They were killed while under arrest for sedition and arms smuggling. Although the official cause of death was given as a car crash, it was revealed that they were killed on the orders of Idi Amin.

References:
• About.com, This week in African History, from About.com, [online], Available at africanhistory.about.com [Accessed: 29 January 2014]
• DACB, Luwum, Janani Jakaliya, from Dictionary of African Cristian Biography, [online], Available at www.dacb.org [Accessed: 29 January 2014]

Last updated : 29-Jan-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011