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us: Amin, Idi, 1925-2003

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    • us: Dada, Idi Amin, 1925-2003
    • us: Amin Dada, Idi, 1925-2003
    • us: Amin, Iddi, 1925-2003
    • us: Angoo, Idi Awo-Ongo, 1925-2003
    • us: Oumee, Idi Amin Dada, 1925-2003
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1925~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 20030816
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Koboko (Uganda)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Saudi Arabia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Uganda
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Army. King's African Rifles
        • Organization: (naf) Organization of African Unity
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Uganda. Army. First Battalion
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        (lcsh) Presidents
          (lctgm) Military officers
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      • Sources

        • found: Listowel, J. (Márffy-Mantuano) H. Amin, 1973.
        • found: Tanzania and the war against Amin's Uganda, 1979: p. 1 (Iddi Amin, Uganda)
        • found: Washington post, 17 Aug. 2003: obit. (Idi Amin, dictator of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, died Aug. 16 at a hospital in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, where he was admitted July 18 in a coma. He reportedly had hypertension and kidney failure and was believed to be 80)
        • found: Wikipedia WWW site, May 5, 2006 (Idi Amin; b. Idi Awo-Ongo Angoo, May 17, 1924, Kampala; d. Aug. 16, 2003, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; army officer and president of Uganda (1971-1979); date and place of his birth are in dispute; biographical sources give 1924, Jan. 1, 1925, and May 17, 1928 as his date of birth, and Koboko District (at that time Arua District) and Kampala as his place of birth)
        • found: Britannica online WWW site, May 5, 2006 (Amin, Idi; b. 1924/25, Koboko, Uganda; d. Aug. 16, 2003, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia; full name: Idi Amin Dada Oumee)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Amin, Idi Dada; president, foreign military officer; born c.1925 in Koboko, Uganda; joined the Fourth (Uganda) Battalion of the King's African Rifles (KAR) (1946) as an assistant cook; sent to Kenya as a private (1947); light heavyweight boxing champion (1951-1960); lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of First Battalion, Uganda Army (1964); promoted to major general (1968); led a coup d'état, proclaimed himself president and appointed a council of ministers consisting of talented technocrats (1971); Chair of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) (1975); contrived a proclamation making him "President for Life" (1976); fled to Libya and received asylum until (1979); later moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; died 16 August 2003 in Saudi Arabia)
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