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The Mail on Sunday, Review, January 5th, 2003

Idi Amin was Africa's most notorious despot, slaughtering 300,000 people during an eight-year reign of insanity in Uganda - and then, in 1979, he vanished. He reappeared in Libya, moved quickly to Saudi Arabia, then disappeared again. The world forgot the man who praised Hitler and boasted of eating his opponents, but RICCARDO ORIZIO, London correspondent for Italy's leading newspaper, La Repubblica, was determined to find his secret bolthole and confront him. Here, Orizio reveals how a man who once terrified a continent now whiles away his time watching TV and going to the gym - and feels only nostalgia for the days when he kept his enemies heads in his fridge...

Keeping afloat

Keeping afloat...

Amin spent his days in Saudi Arabia swimming and watching satellite television.

Director Idi Amin dies

Obituary - The Guardian

Ruthless dictator whose rise to power was facilitated by the British colonial autorities, he went on to devastable Uganda

Idi Amin

Idi Amin Dies - BBC News

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin has died of multiple organ failure in hospital in Saudi Arabia.