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  Idi Amin killer file
Amin is raised by his mother, who becomes a camp follower of the King's African Rifles, a regiment of the British colonial army.
Amin is declared president and chief of the armed forces.
Amin dies in hospital of complications due to multiple organ failure at 8.20 a.m.
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  Idi Amin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amin was born in the Kakwa tribe in Koboko.
Amin joined the King's African Rifles of the British colonial army as a private in 1946, rising to the rank of lieutenant after seeing action during the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya.
Idi Amin died in Saudi Arabia on August 16, 2003, and was buried in Jeddah.
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 Idi Amin -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Partly on the basis of his "visions" and this behaviour, Idi Amin is often believed to have suffered from (Syphilis of the central nervous system) neurosyphilis: Deborah Hayden makes the case for this hypothesis in her Pox: Genius, Madness and the Mysteries of Syphilis.
Amin fled to exile, first in Libya, where sources are divided on whether he remained until December 1979, or 1980, before finding final asylum in (An absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy) Saudi Arabia.
Idi Amin died in Saudi Arabia on August 16, 2003, and was buried in (Port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca) Jeddah.
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 Amin, Idi on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Idi Amin's island of slaughter for sale The holiday retreat where the Ugandan despot tortured and killed his victims, then fed them to the crocodiles, is for sale for just pounds 214,000.
President Idi AMIN DADA of Uganda arrives at the General Assembly of the UN in New York City, were he made a formal address to the world body.
President Idi AMIN DADA of Uganda is led to the speaker's podium of the UN General Assembly in New York, where he made an address on October 2th, 1975.
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 Idi Amin Dada
Dada died in 2003, and is survived by four wives and 45 children.
Amin is accused of torture, and loses his boxing title as a result.
Idi Amin is overthrown by the invading Tanzanian army, supported by exiled Ugandan dissidents.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/dictators/idi-amin-dada   (394 words)

 Idi Amin
Idi Amin played such a role in the history of Uganda that even now after over twenty years since his departure, articles are being written about him and his evil influence.
Amin was born in either 1924 or 1925 into the Muslim Kakwa tribe in Koboko in northwest Uganda, close to the borders of Zaire - now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan.
Amin was thus a member of the ruling elite that moved into positions of power when independence was declared, first as a crony of Obote, who made him chief of the army and air force, and then as his sworn rival.
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 DVD Authority | DVD Review of General Idi Amin Dada: Criterion Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Idi Amin did all those things I mentioned, but he used brutal methods to gain his power, throwing his former mentor out of office and out of his home, then offering a reward (dead or alive) on his head, but that was just the start.
Amin was a calculating leader, but his emotions could overtake him with ease, though he always made sure to cover up his darker dealings, even if that meant countless murders.
Amin guides through his land, shows off his military forces, and even gives us some insight into how he became the person he is, thanks to stories about his youth and rise to power.
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 CBC News:Idi Amin close to death
JIDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - Idi Amin Dada, Uganda's former president, is in a coma and attached to a respirator in a Saudi hospital, doctors said on Sunday.
Amin was president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, during which time he is accused of torturing and killing more than 200,000 people.
Amin, a Muslim and member of the small Kakwa tribe from northwestern Uganda, went into exile first in Libya, then Iraq and finally settled in Saudi Arabia on the condition that he stay out of politics.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/07/20/amin_dying030720   (240 words)

 Idi Amin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Idi Amin Dada Oumee (May 17 1928, Kampala, Uganda – August 16 2003, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) was an army officer and a President of Uganda (1971 - 1979) whose regime was notorious for its brutality.
Idi Amin was born in Kampala, of the Kakwa tribe, near Koboko in the West Nile Arua district.
Amin took tribalism to an extreme by ordering the persecution of Acholi, Lango, and other tribes.
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 CNN.com - Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies - Aug. 16, 2003
Idi Amin, shown in this 1975 photo, is blamed in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans.
Amin was overweight and had suffered from hypertension and fatigue in recent years, said David Kibirige, a senior reporter for the Ugandan newspaper The Monitor.
Amin was forced from power in 1979 by a combined force of Ugandan exiles and the Tanzanian army.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/08/16/saudi.amin   (758 words)

 General Idi Amin Dada - A Self Portrait (1974)
The filmmakers were very shrewd in their handling of Amin and realized that the ogre would only let them shoot the film as long as he himself was calling the shots, and so it was to be.
Idi Amin remains alive and well, living as a guest of the Saudi government (like another ex leader rather closer to home) where he was exiled after his catastrophic regime was overthrown in the mid 70’s.
Amin’s logic is staggering and only a genius on his own wavelength could even hope to follow the twisted train of thought and hallucinatory military strategies.
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 ipedia.com: Idi Amin Article
Idi Amin Dada Oumee General Idi Amin Dada Oumee was the military dictator of Uganda from January 25, 1971, to April 13, 1979.
Idi Amin was born in the Kakwa tribe, near Koboko in the West Nile Arua di...
Amin took tribalism, a long-standing problem in Uganda, to its extreme by allegedly ordering the persecution of Acholi, Lango, and other tribes.
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 Encyclopedia: Idi Amin
Acholiland, Uganda Children in an IDP camp in Kitgum The Acholi are an ethnolinguistic group of the upper Nile valley dwelling on the east bank of the White Nile, about a hundred miles north of Lake Albert.
Image File history File links Idi Amin, President of Uganda is carried by four British businessmen during a party for diplomats in 1975.
Military Rule Under Amin By January 1971, Obote was prepared to rid himself of the potential threat posed by Amin.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Idi-Amin   (3956 words)

 Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait (1974)
Filmed by a French movie crew, Amin probably saw this as a chance to score a public relations coup with the world, but he ends up being his own worst enemy.
Following Amin around in his official duties and during his recreation time, the film captures the madman he was on film.
While Amin has been forgotten by many people today, this film is interesting as it shows him at the height of his power, and lays him bare as the madman he was.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0071544   (517 words)

 Biography of Idi Amin Dada
Idi Amin presided over one of the bloodiest dictatorships in African history.
Idi Amin also referred to himself as the "Conquerer of the British Empire", using the letters CBE after his name, and awarded himself the Victoria Cross and the Military Cross.
And, according to his obituary in The Scotsman: "Amin made state visits to Britain in 1971 and 1972, during which he enjoyed a ceremonial trip to Edinburgh and dinner in London with the Queen (on the silver anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, Amin asked her to send him her "25-year-old knickers" to mark the celebrations)."
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 General Idi Amin Dada (A Self Portrait) (1974)
A routine meeting where Amin complains about his foreign minster becomes anything but perfunctory after we learn that the minister was found dead in a river two weeks after the meeting.
Strangely, the "documentation of Idi Amin's requested cuts to the film" trumpeted on the box are nowhere to be found.
Amin had the cameraman who shot the image killed, and when Schroeder unwittingly pointed out that it was the editor's fault, Amin fed the poor man to the crocodiles.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Obituary: The buffoon tyrant
Amin grew increasingly frustrated with the government of President Milton Obote, finally seizing power in a bloody coup in January 1971 while Obote was abroad.
Amin was a compelling speaker and this, together with his commanding physical presence, led many people to believe what he said.
Amin is reported to have expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and kept the severed heads of political opponents in his refrigerator.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/597725.stm   (681 words)

Amin, Idi, president of Uganda (1971-1979), also known as Idi Amin Dada, whose brutality and disregard for the rule of law led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and plunged the country into chaos and poverty.
Amin gained the attention and admiration of his superiors by becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda, a title he held from 1951 to 1960.
Amin fled to Libya where he was offered asylum, but after an altercation between his security guards and the Libyan police, he was forced to leave at the end of 1979.
www.cbv.ns.ca /dictator/Amin.html   (513 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Dictator Idi Amin dies
Amin, who was variously described as 78 or 80 years old, had been in a coma at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah since 18 July.
Amin was appointed head of the army and navy under President Milton Obote in 1966, but overthrew Mr Obote five years later and declared himself president for life.
Amin murdered hundreds of thousands of real and perceived opponents during his rule, reportedly feasting on the bodies of some of his victims and throwing corpses to crocodiles.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/3155925.stm   (729 words)

 Amin (Dada), Idi
His regime became notorious as one of modern Africa's harshest dictatorships, and Amin was charged with ordering the murder of thousands of his opponents.
Amin was commissioned into the new Ugandan army in 1962 and an alliance with President Obote led to rapid promotion; by 1966 he was commander of the armed forces.
Mounting evidence of Amin's corruption and brutality had convinced Obote to replace him at the end of 1970, but Amin seized power before he could do so.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0002861.html   (269 words)

 DVD Savant Review: General Idi Amin Dada
The appalling dictator Idi Amin of Uganda is shown up close and personal in a self-directed filmic portrait intended to spread his 'wisdom', but which instead reveals his megalomania and utter monstrousness.
Amin is an ex-boxer, and in one of his infantile speeches talks about delivering a knock-out to his enemies.
Amin tells his ministers that the local chiefs' main duty is to 'separate the good from the bad and denounce the bad', which conjures up visions of a country-wide witch-hunt where lower authorities are encouraged to turn over ever more citizens to be killed.
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 The Criterion Collection: General Idi Amin Dada
Unique even amidst this wildly eclectic filmography is Schroeder’s 1974 “self-portrait” of now-deposed Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, a tyrant who has been credited with the cold-blooded murder of upwards of 300,000 of his country’s citizens.
Born in 1924 to the Kakwa tribe in Koboko, Uganda, Idi Amin joined the British colonial army in 1946, fighting in their war against the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya in the mid-1950s.
Amin supported his country’s new Prime Minister Milton Obote, who appointed him chief of the army and air force.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: General Idi Amin Dada (A Self Portrait): The Criterion Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1973 French director Barbet Schroeder convinced the enigmatic Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada to participate in a film project profiling his role as head of state of the struggling African country.
This little episode tells more about Amin than anything within Schroeder's film, the content of which was wholly orchestrated and micromanaged by one of the most notorious dictators of the 20th century.
Although there is brief footage of the carnage wrought at Amin's command, mostly the film is a showcase for his wide smile and hearty laugh, as the former heavyweight boxer leads the filmmakers (including cinematographer Nestor Almendros) through military exercises, native song and dance exhibitions, a few political meetings, and a nature tour.
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 Amazon.com: General Idi Amin Dada - Criterion Collection (1976): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
No doubt Amin was immensely pleased with the results, apparently incapable of realizing he had revealed to the entire world he was a brutal clown playing with the lives of his people.
Amin rants about waiting to destroy Israel, shares his thoughts about Nixon and Kissinger, pays a visit to a village where his people can see their glorious leader, runs a war-game invasion of Israel, gives Ugandan physicians an inspirational speech, and screams at his cabinet members (including one who was murdered two weeks later).
Idi Amin himself demanded that Schroeder remove particular scenes from the film under the threat of killing french citizens living in Uganda.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000063N7E?v=glance   (2962 words)

 Uganda Mourns Death of Idi Amin Dada - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amin called himself " a pure son of Africa." But to others he was a brutal dictator.
Amin seized power in 1971, overthrowing President Milton Obote while he was abroad.
Amin is now firmly in control of all elements of [the] army which controls vital points in Uganda...
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 Amazon.ca: DVD: General Idi Amin Dada (A Self Portrait) (Full Screen)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amin gave full cooperation to Schroeder (the documentary carries the subtitle "Self Portrait"), sitting for numerous interviews, stage-managing a series of public appearances in front of adoring crowds, and even scoring the film with his accordion music.
Dada fled to Libya and then Saudi Arabia, where he resides today with his wife (one of four) and twenty-five of his fifty children.
Over the course of 90 minutes, we see Uganda's army run a faux invasion of the "Golan Heights", Amin Dada lecture physicians about drunkeness and a meeting of Amin's cabinet where he blasts his foreign minister (who was executed soon after filming) for the negative portrayal of his regime in the world press.
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 Idi Amin still in ICU
Amin, a Muslim now in his eighties, was admitted to hospital on July 18 and went into coma.
Hospital officials refused to specify Amin's illness or provide details about his condition at the request of family members who have been living with him in Saudi Arabia in obscurity for more than 10 years.
Amin's 1971 to 1979 reign in Uganda following a military coup was one of the bloodiest in Africa's modern history, and he has not been back to his country since he was ousted by joint forces of Tanzanian troops and Ugandan exiles on April 11, 1979.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1397656,00.html   (283 words)

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