Wednesday 12 June 2024

Hilarious Facts About Idi Amin (Updated)

(1). His long title:

His title was, “His Excellency, President for life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of all Beasts of the Earth and the Fishes of the Sea and the Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in particular”.

(2). King of Scotland:

The Scottish National Liberation Army, a paramilitary group, was fighting to acquire independence from Britain. The group approached Idi Amin for assistance. Idi Amin responded with a conditional offer. If he assist and they become free, he must be made King of Scotland.

(3). Ordered by God to expel Indians from Uganda:

90% of Indians who controlled 90% of Uganda's economy were expelled from the Uganda. One of the main justification for this expulsion was that God had visited him in a dream and ordered him to expel Indians from Uganda.

(4). He trolled Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere:

When Milton Obote was overthrown in a military coup by Idi Amin, Obote sought asylum in Tanzania and Idi Amin resented Tanzania for offering asylum to his enemy. In one telegram he send to Julius Nyerere, Idi Amin said "I want to assure you that I love you very much, and If you had been a woman I would have considered marrying you although your head is full of grey hair, but as you are a man that possibility does not arise."

(5). Interview with Conqueror of British Empire:

He once asked British journalists if they weren’t nervous and scared to interview the conqueror of the British Empire.

(6). He forced British diplomats to pledge allegiance to him:

To assert his imaginary dominance over Britain he awarded himself with British military's highest honors and titles. He went further by forcing British diplomats in Uganda to pledge allegiance to him by kneeling down and carry him around.

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