Idi Amin Dada (17 August 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a repressive dictator of the African country of Uganda. The President of Tanzania at the time, Julius Nyerere, invaded Uganda to save the country from Idi Amin.
Amin is famous for sending all Asians, mainly from India and Pakistan, out of Uganda. He threw them out because he believed they were taking the jobs of Ugandans. Many of the Asians that left Uganda came back after Amin was thrown out.
He died in 2003 in Saudi Arabia, where he lived after being thrown out of Uganda, he was barred from ever returning since he left. He was put on life support on July 18 but when his organs began to fail life support was disconnected by family..
- Many sources, like Encyclopædia Britannica, Encarta and the Columbia Encyclopedia, hold that Amin was born in Koboko or Kampala circa 1925, and that the exact date of his birth is unknown. Researcher Fred Guweddeko claimed that Amin was born on 17 May 1928,, but that is disputed. The only certainty is that Amin was born some time during the mid-1920s.
- The Idi Amin I knew