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African Upheavals Since Independence
African Upheavals Since Independence
By Grace Stuart Ibingira
Westview Press, 1980, 349 pp

A former Ugandan Cabinet minister, subsequently jailed by the Obote regime, reflects on the deleterious effects of the "winner-take-all" approach to political power in independent Africa. His analysis draws on the cases of Ghana and Nigeria as well as Uganda, but the book's chief interest lies in Ibingira's personal revelations about the machinations leading up to Obote's 1966 assumption of absolute power.