GeoGecko | Cold War Cartography: Kampala
Did the Soviets have a plan to occupy Kampala? This map suggests they may have.
In the Cold War years, Africa was a battleground for the major powers seeking influence. Uganda was no exception. Obote’s leftist leanings resulted in the British backed Amin coming to power. Amin courted both sides and received extensive military support from the Soviets who kept up to 30 diplomats and 300 ‘military advisers’ in the country. The Peoples Republic of China had 30-40 Technical Assistants also in the country.