Idi Amin (Amin Idi)( President of Uganda.)
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Biography Idi Amin (Amin Idi)
He was born in Koboko in 1924 or 1925 in the family tribe kaku in north-western Uganda. In 1943 he joined the British colonial army. During the Second World War he served in the Allied forces, participated in operations in Burma, the war in quelling the rebellion in Kenya. He is famous in the 1950's as the champion of Uganda Amateur Boxing. Struck up a close relationship with the Prime Minister and President Obote. In 1964, commanded a battalion in 1965 was appointed deputy commander of the armed forces in 1960-1970 was the chief. Several months later, President Obote decided to take over command of the armed forces. In 1971 Amin launched a military coup and seized power in the country
. As president, . Amin ordered deported from Uganda 50 thousand people of Asian descent, . which blamed the economic exploitation of Africans, . quarreled with neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, . partners in Uganda to the East African community of, . severed relations with Israel, . who trained cadres of the Ugandan army and the country has provided economic assistance,
. Amin's dictatorial regime and was considered one of the most brutal in modern African history. On his orders killed hundreds of thousands of opposition. In late 1978 the Ugandan army took over part of western Tanzania.
In October 1978, the combined forces of Tanzanians and Ugandan refugees entered Uganda and already in April 1979 overthrew the regime of Amin. Amin fled to Libya and then in Saudi Arabia. In 1981, urged leaders of the Muslim world to give it to him so that he could regain power. In 1989, attempted to return to the country. So far, Amin lived in Saudi Arabia.