Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Aug. 16

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 on Aug. 16, 2003, at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia, where he had been living in exile since 1979. He had been on life support since July 18 and had suffered kidney failure. He was believed to be 80.
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