The Fall of Idi Amin 1979
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)