Idi Amin Dada 1925-2003, who became known as the 'Butcher of Uganda' for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of Uganda in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa's post-independence dictators. Amin seized power in a military coup in 1971 & ruled over Uganda for 8 years. Estimates for the number of his opponents who were either killed, tortured, or imprisoned vary from 100,000 to half a million. He was ousted in 1979 by Ugandan nationalists, after which he fled into…
Idi Amin conferred this title upon himself: "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular." Napoleon doesn't get as carried away, but still ... check out Chapter 8 of ANIMAL FARM.
Some of the victims of the Idi Amin regime recovered by local farmers in the fertile fields of the Luwero Triangle region north of the Ugandan capital of Kampala in 1987. Description from links.org.au. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Idi Amin (Dada) was the third president of Uganda, from 1971 to 1979. Amin's rule was characterised by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic cleansing, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000.
Haile Selassie I is welcomed by Ugandan president Idi Amin on his arrival in Uganda for an official state visit
Brigadier General Sulaiman Hussein, the former Chief of the General Staff of the Army, was shot and killed by guns. Hussain's head was transported back to Kampala's luxurious palace, Amin put it in a freezer, often from the appreciation of some, with the dead enemy "on a dialogue."
TIL that the full name of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was "His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada VC DSO MC Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular"