This July 4th marked the 30th anniversary of the Entebbe rescue. Sadly, it also marked the 30th yartzeit of Yonaton Netanyahu, the commander of that mission.
I mentioned this to a Ugandan-born nurse (this is a different nurse than the one mentioned in the post below this). She said, “We had a crazy man who ran the country.” Then she asked me many questions about the rescue and about Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator who sheltered the hijackers and enabled the hijacking.
She told me she heard a group of Ugandans went to Jerusalem some years ago to pray because “God says, those who bless you will be blessed …” They did this to “remove the curse” they believed was on Uganda because of Entebbe and Idi Amin.