IDI AMIN HISTORY

Profille of Idi Amin died on August 15, 2003, aged 78 or 80

Amin, Idi

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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069166.stm

UGANDA AFTER AMIN The Interim Period: 1979-80

MILITARY RULE UNDER AMIN

Uganda: A Tyrant’s 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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/3156011.stm

Idi Amin in quotes
A selection of quotes attributed to Uganda's ruthless former leader - and comments by people who knew him.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/3082349.stm

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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/597725.stm

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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/uk/3155975.stm

UK considered killing Idi Amin
Former UK foreign secretary Lord Owen reveals he proposed the assassination of the Ugandan dictator.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/3157101.stm

 

My experience of Idi Amin

A young BBC researcher remembers the former president's final TV interview before being ousted from power.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/from_our_own_correspondent/3175703.stm


Uganda warns of Amin arrest
President Museveni says that Idi Amin will be tried if he returns from exile, while his condition reportedly improves.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/3089483.stm

 

1971 Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/25/newsid_2506000/2506423.stm
General Idi Amin seizes power while President Milton Obote is away on a
foreign visit - troops seal off Entebbe airport.
 

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Photographic history related to Uganda: Idi Amin Political and Military

 

IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN www.idiamindada.com

My name is Margaret and I am co-author with Idi Amin’s son Jaffar Amin of a newly published book titled “IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN? HIS SON JAFFAR AMIN AND OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK”.

I am recruiting people to read the “E” version of the book and offer opinions about the controversial and conflicted legacy of Idi Amin which will be compiled into a series of follow up books.

Let me know if you or others might be interested in participating in the project.

ALL OPINIONS WILL BE INCLUDED!

You can read about Idi Amin at www.idiamindada.com and download the “E” version of the book to read at www.millenniumglobalinc.com/Idi_Amin_Hero_or_Villain.html

I appreciate your time!

Margaret Akulia 

Co-Author akulia@telus.net

 


 

 

 

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