Today in history: Idi Amin deposed as President of Uganda

By Drum Digital
11 April 2015

Ugandan autocratic leader, Idi Amin had been president of Uganda for eight years

Idid Amin ruled Uganda from 1971 after he gained power unconstitutionally from president Obote Milton.

In 1979 he suffered the same fate when he was overthrown in a military coup.

In April 1979, Amin fled to Libya and left Tanzania in charge of Uganda after a failed attack on western Tanzania.

An attack on the country led to a counter by the Tanzanian army which managed to work its way to the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

Idi Amin had been the autocratic leader of Uganda for eight years.

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