UGANDA: Big Daddy in Books

More gigantic, ridiculous and murderous than real life

Big Daddy was playing another of his mysterious, macabre jokes last week—or so it seemed. From Uganda came reports that President for Life Idi Amin Dada had gone into a coma following surgery—at the hands of a Soviet doctor—for an undisclosed ailment. "It looks serious," said an aide. But as with so many other dramatic moments in Amin's life, there was less here than met the eye. The operation, it turned out, apparently lasted all of three minutes and was for the removal of...

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