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Idi Amin (1923–2003)

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 »


in Uganda


(age 80) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

General Idi Amin | Idi Amine Dada | Idi Amin Dada


6' 4" (1.93 m)


Sarah Kyolaba  (his death) | See more »

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I am the hero of Africa. See more »


Conferred a doctorate of law on himself from Makerere University. See more »


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