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Government pays Tanzania compensation for war against Amin

The Ugandan government has paid Tanzania US $7 million as compensation for its role in the war against the country's former dictator, Idi Amin, in 1979. Tanzanian radio quoted the country's Finance Minister Daniel Yona as saying the compensation was for costs incurred by the Tanzanian government during the war which overthrew Amin. He said the war costs had been regarded as a "debt owed to Tanzania".

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