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Idi Amin (–2003)

Idi Amin Dada Oumee was born in the rural village of Koboko, Uganda, in 1923, a member of the Kakwa tribe. Raised in the isolated farming country of northwestern Uganda, Amin received a scant education which left him functionally illiterate. During the Second World War, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the British Army in the East African Rifles ... See full bio »

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3 Biographical Movies | 8 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

General Idi Amin | Idi Amine Dada

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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I am the hero of Africa. See more »

Trivia:

His friendship with King Faisal I of Saudi Arabia helped ease the way for a quiet retirement in that country, and Amin died in a hospital named after the King. See more »

Trademark:

Hulking size and obesity. See more »

Nickname:

The Butcher of Uganda See more »

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