Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government (aka as the Saudi Royal family) gave Amin, a practising Muslim, much more than just asylum. He was provided with a marble palace, where he and some of his 40 children lived till his death on 16 August 2003. He attempted to return to Uganda using a faked passport in the early 1990s, but he was identified while in Zaire and sent straight back to Saudi Arabia.
|In 1978, Amin ordered his army to invade this country, but when his opponent counterattacked, Uganda's military crumbled and Amin's rule was over. What country finally ended Amin's reign?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Tanzania. Amin invaded a small part of Tanzania in 1978. Tanzania later pushed the Ugandans out of their country and kept on going into the heartland of Uganda. Amin's army put up a fight for a time but collapsed against the Tanzanian Army. Amin held out at an army base as long as he could before fleeing Uganda by helicopter in April 1979.
|In 1977 Amin had an archbishop and two government ministers shot. Amin told the press they died in what way?||Idi Amin's Uganda
traffic accident. After the three victims were shot, Amin had his secret police made it look as they had been killed in a car accident. The accident was so poorly staged that no one believed the story.
|Henry Kyemba escaped from Uganda in 1977 and wrote a book about Amin's rule entitled "A State of Blood". What position had Kyemba held in Amin's government?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Minister of Health. Kyemba, being in charge of Uganda's hospitals, saw much of the result of Amin's rule first hand. He returned to Uganda after Amin fell from power.
State Research Bureau. Many members of the State Research Bureau were actually from the Sudan, and most fled to that country when Amin was toppled.
|In the Israeli raid to free hostages held in Uganda in 1976, one of the hostages was not rescued as she had been taken to a hospital earlier. What was her name?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Dora Bloch. Furious at the raid by the Israelis, Amin had Dora Bloch taken from her hospital room and executed.
|Israeli commandos rescued hostages that terrorists were holding at which Ugandan airport in 1976?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Entebbe. Amin let the terrorists land at Entebbe and keep the hostages there, but a fast night raid by the Israelis rescued them.
|Amin hired a former British spy as his right hand man in 1975. Who was he?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Bob Astles. Astles was jailed briefly in Kenya after Amin's overthrow and was later deported to England.
Organization of African Unity. Amin once requested that United Nations headquarters be moved to Uganda.
|What did Amin say to President Richard Nixon in a July 1973 telegram?||Idi Amin's Uganda
He wished Nixon a speedy recovery from Watergate. Amin sent many lengthy and bizarre telegrams to world leaders besides Nixon.
|In the 1971 coup Amin took power when Uganda's president Milton Obote was out of the country attending an international conference. Where was Obote when Amin seized control of Uganda?||Idi Amin's Uganda
Singapore. Obote was attending the Commonwealth Conference when Amin struck.
boxing. Amin's huge size gave him quite an advantage in the ring.
King's African Rifles. Amin enlisted in 1946, after World War 2 ended, but often claimed to have fought against the Japanese in Burma.