World: Idi Amin: The Bully of Kampala

"I'm only sorry that the Israelis couldn 't have shot Amin along with the hijackers. Africa would have been better for it."

That blunt comment by one of black Africa's most respected statesmen reflects a widespread conviction that Uganda's President Idi Amin Dada is the most grotesque national leader in power anywhere today. His credentials as bully and buffoon go back well before Entebbe. The nonstop reign of terror that the massive (6 ft. 4 in., 280 Ibs.) former Ugandan heavyweight boxing champion and army sergeant major has unleashed since he seized power more than five years ago is thought to have...

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