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Idi Amin
Idi Amin Dada was a military leader and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946. Eventually he held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its Commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote...
Timeline of Events
1971
1.25.1971
Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
2.2.1971
Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
1979
4.11.1979
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.