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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 »


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(age 80) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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General Idi Amin | Idi Amine Dada | Idi Amin Dada


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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In 1976 the Palestine Liberation Organization hijacked an Air France airliner to Entebbe Airport outside Kampala and held its Israeli passengers hostage. In a stunning military operation, Israeli commandos flew to Uganda, landed unobserved at the far end of Entebbe, and in a coordinated attack rescued the hostages and killed all the hijackers, along with a number of Ugandan troops who were ... See more »


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