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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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Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

General Idi Amin | Idi Amine Dada

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am the hero of Africa. See more »

Trivia:

When the official newspaper wrote about him they had to begin with the following: "His Excellency, Field Marshall, Al-Haji, Dr. Idi Amin Dada, Life President of Uganda, conqueror of the British Empire, distinguished service order of the Military Cross, Victoria Cross and Professor of Geography." See more »

Trademark:

Eccentric, buffoonish persona. See more »

Nickname:

The Butcher of Uganda See more »

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