Death of Idi Amin

1925 - August 16, 2003
Jiddah, Saudi Arabia

Brutal former dictator of Uganda, dies at 80
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Idi Amin, who called himself "a pure son of Africa," but whose bizarre and murderous eight years as president of Uganda typified the continent's worst dictatorships, died Saturday. He was believed to be 80.

Amin, who had lived for years in exile in this Saudi port city, died at 8:20 a.m at King Faisal Specialist hospital, a hospital official said on condition of anonymity.

Amin had been hospitalized on life-support since July 18. He was in a coma and suffering from high blood...

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