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Idi Amin
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Idi Amin, dictator of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, is notorious for being one of the bloodiest dictators of the 20th century. Idi Amin came to power on January 25, 1971, when he succeeded in a coup to take control of Uganda. He is responsible for the torture and murder of approximately 300,000 people.

African History at About.com: Idi Amin Dada
Alistair Boddy-Evans does a great job of putting Idi Amin's role in Uganda in historical perspective. This article has details and offers an overview that you don't get in the other online articles.

AllStar Dictators: Idi Amin
Though the author uses the "f" word, this is still an interesting biography. The article discusses some of the crimes Idi Amin was responsible for during his reign as Uganda dictator.

A very short timeline with important dates from Idi Amin's eight years as dictator.

Coup: January 25, 1971
On January 25, 1971, Idi Amin succeeded in a coup to overthrow the Ugandan President Milton Obote. This is a short overview of that day in history.

The Dictatorship: Idi Amin Dada Oumee
Good information about Idi Amin's early life, before he became dictator.

Encarta: Idi Amin
A wonderful starting point to learning about Idi Amin. A relatively long biography that covers his early life to his exile.

More or Less Killer File: Idi Amin Dada Oumee
An easy to read chronology that details important dates in Idi Amin's life. Though it does not go into much depth of Idi Amin's reign as dictator of Uganda, it does include interesting information about what happened to him after he was ousted from power.

News Articles About Idi Amin
This site has the text of nearly 20 news articles about Idi Amin. Several have interesting details about Idi Amin's life.

Quick Facts About Idi Amin
A small collection of important dates and interesting facts about Idi Amin. Did you know that Idi Amin fathered 43 children?

Wikipedia: Idi Amin
A short biography of Idi Amin that focuses on his rule of Uganda and his quirky personality.

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