Why Idi Amin Dada Was Known as the 'Butcher of Uganda': President of Uganda Idi Amin. He seized power after a coup in January 1971 and was driven from Uganda by Tanzanian forces in 1979.

Why Idi Amin Dada Was Known as the 'Butcher of Uganda'

Why Idi Amin Dada Was Known as the 'Butcher of Uganda': President of Uganda Idi Amin. He seized power after a coup in January 1971 and was driven from Uganda by Tanzanian forces in

Idi Amin Dada.  Responsible for the deaths of half a million people.

25 of History's Deadliest Dictators

Even though Idi Amin Dada ruled Uganda for only eight years from 1971 to he took full advantage of his time in command to put his wrath on display. Roughly half a million people lost their lives due to extrajudicial killings and genocide during this time.

Idi Amin conferred this title upon himself: "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular." Napoleon doesn't get as carried away, but still ... check out Chapter 8 of ANIMAL FARM.

uganda 1977 - A 1977 caricature of Amin in military and presidential attire by Edmund S.

At a diplomatic conference in Uganda, Idi Amin forced four local British businessmen to carry him around in a sedan chair for a literal interpretation of the white's man burden. He also ordered a Swedish diplomat to follow him with an umbrella because hey, why not.

Idi Amin, President of Uganda in the Africans used to carry Europeans, but now Europeans are carrying us. Now we are the masters." Amin was a dictator and tyrant and when he fled Uganda its economy was in ruins.

General Idi Amin seized power from President Milton Obote, the man who led Uganda to independence in 1962 on Jan 25, 1971. In 1979, Amin was toppled by Ugandan rebels and Tanzanian troops. He fled the country and spent his last years in exile in Saudi Arabia where he died in August, 2003.

General Idi Amin seizes power while President Milton Obote is away on a foreign visit - troops seal off Entebbe airport.

To Idi Amin I'm a Idiot and Other Palindromes (Paperback) (Fred Yannantuono)

To Idi Amin I'm a Idiot and Other Palindromes (Paperback) (Fred Yannantuono)

the Infamous Idi Amin Dada

Remembering the Infamous Regime of Idi Amin Dada

Idi Amin Dada-President of Uganda beginning in of Most Evil Men. His regime is responsible for the deaths of people. He was overthrown, but never expressed remorse.

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