General Idi Amin – Love him or Hate him

Idi Amin Dada (c. 1923–28 – 16 August 2003) was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979…

Amin joined the British colonial regiment the King’s African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda. Eventually, Amin held the rank of major general in the post-colonial Ugandan Army, and became its commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote…

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