West Nile sub-region 1960s - 1970s 1. + 2. - original West Nile district until 1950s 1. - West Nile district 1960s - 1970s 2. - former East Madi district (latter Adjumani district) since 1970s
West Nile sub-region (previously known as West Nile Province and West Nile District) is a region in north-western Uganda that consists of the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Maracha-Terego, Moyo, Nebbi and Yumbe. The sub-region received its name from being located on the western side of the White Nile. Military leader and former president of Uganda, Idi Amin, first gained prominence in the West Nile region before staging a military coup and usurping Milton Obote in 1971.