Like many african leaders including mr nyerere and jomo kenyatta of kenya, idi amin never knew the date of his birth according to his army documents, he was born around 1925 in a remote. An ailing idi amin, whose eight-year presidency of uganda is remembered for the torture and killing of more than 200,000 people, was in a coma in a saudi arabian hospital sunday, medical staff there said. Biography 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. Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations sign in watch queue queue.
Idi amin idi amin dada (c1925 [a] - 16 august 2003) was the military dictator and president of uganda from 1971 to 1979 amin joined the british colonial regiment, the king's african rifles, in 1946, and eventually held the rank of major general and commander of the ugandan army. Idi amin aka idi amin dada oumee born: 17-may-1928 birthplace: kampala, uganda died: 16-aug-2003 location of death: jeddah, saudi arabia cause of death: kidney failure remains: buried, ruwais cemetery, jeddah, saudi arabia. Sarah kyolaba, also known by her stage name suicide sarah (1955 - 11 june 2015), was ugandan dictator idi amin's fifth and last-surviving wife she met amin when she was a 19-year-old go-go dancer and they married in 1975.
In 1971, general idi amin overthrew the elected government of milton obote and declared himself president of uganda, launching a ruthless eight-year regime in. Idi amin was born in the 1920's in the west nile province his name at birth is disputed among researchers in time he was to be known as idi amin dada. Former ugandan leader idi amin seen in this image taken last week in the intensive care unit of the king faisal specialist hospital in jiddah, saudi arabia amin died aug 16, 2003, at the. 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.
I have known for a while that idi amin was one of the worst dictators in africa and possibly the world but about a month ago i was talking to a. Jaffar amin is the son of idi amin dada the ugandan president depicted in the hit movie the last king of scotland starring oscar-winning film star forest whitaker. Buy products related to idi amin products and see what customers say about idi amin products on amazoncom free delivery possible on eligible purchases.
Idi amin dada (/ ˈ iː d i ɑː ˈ m iː n / c 1923 - 28 - 16 august 2003) was the third president of uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979amin joined the british colonial regiment the king's african rifles in 1946, serving in kenya and uganda. An insight into the life of one of africa's most notorious leaders through the eyes of people who knew him and met him to some, he was a strong, decisive leader, at his core an african. Idi amin was the president of uganda between 25 jan 1971 to 13 april 1979, and he is widely considered one of the most brutal leaders in the history of the world he is estimated to have tortured, killed, or imprisoned somewhere between 100,000 and 500,000 of his opponents according to a sunday.
Idi amin dada was born in 1925 near koboko, in the west nile province of what is now the republic of uganda deserted by his father at an early age, he was brought up by his mother, a herbalist and diviner he was a member of the kakwa ethnic group, a small islamic tribe that was settled in the. 1 drawing on board : ink | caricature shows idi amin, president of uganda from 1971 to 1979 as a bloated, powerful figure in military dress covered with medals and insignia, holding a sceptor, and crowned by a small head with heavy features.
Idi amin dada (c 1925 - august 16, 2003) was the third president of uganda from 1971 to 1979 he joined the british colonial regiment, the king's african rifles in 1946, serving in somalia, kenya and uganda. Ugandan dictator idi amin dada was but a distant irritation to everyone but his own countrymen and the british empire until his perfidy became headline material in the early '70s. The last king of scotland is a 2006 historical drama film based on giles foden's novel the last king of scotland (1998), adapted by screenwriters peter morgan and jeremy brock, and directed by kevin macdonald. Ugandan dictator he born in either 1924 or 1925, but his exact birthdate is not known he helped to overthrow president milton obote, and was officially made leader on january 25, 1971, taking office, one week later amin served as the ruler of uganda from february 2, 1971 until april 11, 1979.