Ousted Army chief's men seize radio in Uganda

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Troops loyal to Uganda's Army chief of staff took over the national radio Sunday and repeatedly broadcast a statement rejecting his dismissal Saturday by President Godfrey Binaisa. General Ojok, a hero of the war that toppled Idi Amin last year and one of the most powerful men in the east African state, is an ally of former President Milton Obote, who has announced he would return home May 27 to contest presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

President Binaisa was unable to broadcast statements of his position on radio but his culture and community development minister delivered a statement to Reuters in Nairobi saying the general's refusal to accept his dismissal was an act of rebellion and an attempted coup d'etat against the government.

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