The Fall of Idi Amin 1979

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In April 1979 the brutal Ugandan ruler, Idi Amin, was ousted by invading Tanzanian troops and members of the Ugandan opposition. It was the culmination of a six month conflict between the two countries, which had been triggered by Amin's ill-fated invasion of northern Tanzania.

Idd Lubega, a young sports journalist, recalls those final days.

Photo: Idi Amin with a rocket launcher, April 1979. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Thu 10 Apr 2014 07:50 GMT

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