Idi Amin was the president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979.
In 1971, Amin overthrew the regime of the second president of Uganda, Milton Obote.
During his administration, the Ugandan political climate was marred by corruption, persecution, violence, killings, a failing economy and misuse of government funds.
Amin, described as having an erratic temperament, displayed this behavior by bestowing several titles upon himself – without merit.
Amin was absconded of his presidency and went into exile on April 11, 1979.
The “President for Life ” sought refuge in Saudi Arabia where he lived until his death on August 16, 2003, at the age of 78.