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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 May 2019


Soon after I left Ghana I found myself with another and much more difficult and challenging assignment in Africa. This was a mission to Uganda to sort out the differences between the Kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro before the country became independent in October 1962.

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579 Iain Macleod (1913–1970), Conservative MP and minister; secretary of the state for the Colonies, 1959–1961 and chancellor of exchequer, 1970.

580 H. William R. Wade (1918–2004), later Professor Sir H. William R. Wade, Cambridge law don, not a colonial office official.

581 Letter from Mr MacMillan to me dated 6 December 1961.

582 Hugh Molson (1903–1991), later Lord Molson, Conservative MP, peer and junior minister.

583 George Ward (1907–1988), later Viscount Ward of Wiley, Conservative MP, peer and minister; secretary of state for air, 1957–1960.

584 Or Lukiiko, the parliament of the kingdom of Buganda.

585 Sir Andrew Cohen (1909–1968), Colonial Office and Service, governor of Uganda, 1952–1957.

586 Mutesa II of Buganda (1924–1969), Kabaka of Buganda, 1939–1969 and first president of Uganda, 1963–1966.

587 John Foster (1903–1982), later Sir John Foster, Conservative MP and barrister.

588 Sir Walter Coutts (1912–1988), Colonial Service; governor, 1961–1962, and governor general of Uganda, 1962–1963.

589 Reginald Maudling (1917–1979), Conservative MP and minister; secretary of state for the Colonies, 1961–1962; chancellor of the exchequer, 1962–1964; and home secretary, 1970–1972.

590 Bill Kirkman (b.1932), journalist and writer, author of Unscrambling an Empire (1966).

591 Milton Obote (1925–2005), Ugandan politician; prime minister, 1962–1966, and president of Uganda, 1966–1971 and 1980–1985.