Mustafa Adrisi

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Mustafa Adrisi
3rd Vice President of Uganda
In office
January 1977 – November 1978
PresidentIdi Amin
Preceded byJohn Babiiha
Succeeded byPaulo Muwanga
Personal details
Born1922 (1922)
DiedJuly 28, 2013(2013-07-28) (aged 90–91)
Mulago, Uganda

General Mustafa Adrisi (c. 1922 – 28 July 2013) was Vice President of Uganda from 1977 to 1978 and one of President Idi Amin's closest associates.[1] In 1978, after Adrisi was injured in a suspicious auto accident, troops loyal to him mutinied. Amin sent troops against the mutineers, some of whom had fled across the Tanzanian border, eventually leading to the Uganda–Tanzania War.[2] As the Ugandan war effort collapsed, Adrisi fled to Sudan where he claimed to retain the post of Vice President.[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[edit]

  1. ^ newvision. "Former VP Gen. Mustafa Adrisi dies". Newvision.co.ug. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-07-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Military rule under Amin, Library of Congress Country Studies: Uganda Archived July 22, 2007, at WebCite
  3. ^ Reid 2017, p. 71.

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