How many people did Amin really kill?

Idi Amin shares a light moment with Ian Wooldrige, a British sports journalist. PHOTO BY AGENCIES

What you need to know:

Footprints of death: Idi Amin used State organs and groups to eliminate his opponents or just unleashed terror on the population, as he sought to tighten his grip onto power.

It is widely known that Idi Amin caused the killing and disappearance of scores of people during his eight-year rule in Uganda. The uncertainty however remains in the actual number of people slain by the country’s third president.


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