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About Idi Amin

Idi Amin Dada (c.1925 - 16 August 2003) was the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles, in 1946, and eventually held the rank of Major General and Commander of the Ugandan Army. He took power in a military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote.

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Germany probing playing cards of Hitler, other dicators
German prosecutors have begun proceedings against playing cards for children that feature Adolf Hitler and other dictators from history on them.

Ugandan opposition leader sings praises of ex-dictator Idi Amin
A Ugandan opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, has praised the country's former dictator and despot Idi Amin, saying that the latter had done more for the country than long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.

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