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Uganda to Build ‘Idi Amin Museum’ to Attract Tourists


Uganda hopes to attract tourists with a war museum showcasing some of the darkest moments from its history.

Atrocities committed under ex-President Idi Amin’s brutal eight-year rule and by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are to be documented.

“We want to put the record straight,” Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Stephen Asiimwe told the BBC.

The Uganda war museum, which has yet to be built, will also showcase pre-colonial and colonial history. “History gets richer, it’s like red wine – it gets more interesting as the years go by,” Mr Asiimwe said.

He said that the project was not intended to be insensitive or voyeuristic. “I lived through the Idi Amin era as a young boy, my fellow students lost their parents to the regime,” he said.

“However you cannot run away from history. These are facts.”



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