Mustafa Adrisi

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Mustafa Adrisi
Vice President of Uganda
In office
January 1977 – November 1978
PresidentIdi Amin
Preceded byJohn Babiiha
Succeeded byPaulo Muwanga

General Mustafa Adrisi (c. 1922 – 28 July 2013)[1] was Vice President of Uganda. He served from 1977 to 1978 and was one of President Idi Amin's closest allies.[2] In 1978, after Adrisi was injured in a suspicious auto accident, troops loyal to him decided to rebel. Amin sent soldiers against the rebelling people, some of whom had fled across the Tanzanian border. This led to the Uganda–Tanzania War.[3]

In the late 1990s, Mustafa Adrisi was living quietly in Arua, West Nile, in a house provided by the Ugandan government, and had recently gone back to complete his primary school certificate. He died in 2013.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mustafa Adrisi: The man who defied Amin to save students". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. "Mustafa Adrisi: The man who defied Amin to save students". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. "About this Collection - Country Studies". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2017-10-24.