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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 »

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General Idi Amin | Idi Amine Dada


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Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking. See more »


Amin's son, Haji Ali Kirunda Amin, failed to take the Njeru Town Council (Kampala, Uganda) chairperson's seat in a five-man race. (8 January 2002) See more »


Eccentric, buffoonish persona. See more »


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