IDI AMIN HISTORY
Profille of Idi Amin died on August 15, 2003, aged 78 or 80
Took power in January 1971 after a coup; became President and Chief of the Armed Forces,
Field Marshall in 1975 and finally President for Life in 1976.Tribal warfare killed 100-300,000
people during his eight year presidency which ended in April 1979 when Amin fled to Libya for
sanctuary against invading Ugandan exiles and Tanzanian forces.
History of Amin
THE EAST AFRICAN SERIALISED UGANDAN CAREER OFFICER, BERNARD RWEHURURU'S RECENTLY
PUBLISHED BOOK 'CROSS TO GUN'. IN IT HE RECALLS HIS TIME AS AN OFFICER UNDER AMIN
SINCE 1971. THE EAST AFRICAN IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY EVERY MONDAY
If only the Queen had asked him to tea Thirty years ago, Idi Amin announced the expulsion of 80,000 Ugandan Asians. Trevor Grundy remembers those fevered days and explains how a better understanding of the erratic dictator's flawed character might have prevented a great deal of tragedy. The Daily Telegraph: August 2, 2002
Country profile: Uganda
Key facts, figures and dates
UGANDA AFTER AMIN The Interim Period: 1979-80
MILITARY RULE UNDER AMIN
Uganda: A Tyrantís Legacy - Sarah Coleman
Dictator Idi Amin dies BBC Saturday,16 August, 2003
The Idi Amin I knew
Former BBC Africa correspondent, Brian Barron, recalls his encounters with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
Idi Amin in quotes
A selection of quotes attributed to Uganda's ruthless former leader - and comments by people who knew him.
Obituary: The buffoon tyrant
Idi Amin was a figure of fun to the West, but a tyrant who condemned his country - Uganda - to a decade of fear.
Exiles react to Amin's death
The death of former dictator Idi Amin prompts a muted reaction from expelled Ugandan Asians who settled in Britain.
UK considered killing Idi Amin
Former UK foreign secretary Lord Owen reveals he proposed the assassination of the Ugandan dictator.
My experience of Idi Amin
A young BBC researcher remembers the former president's final TV interview before being ousted from power.
Uganda warns of Amin arrest
President Museveni says that Idi Amin will be tried if he returns from exile, while his condition reportedly improves.
1971 Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
General Idi Amin seizes power while President Milton Obote is away on a
foreign visit - troops seal off Entebbe airport.
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