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THE AFRICAN PRESIDENT WHO MADE WHITE PEOPLE KNEEL BEFORE HIM

Idi Amin eight-year reign of terror in Uganda was encompassed widespread killing, torture and dispossession of multitudes and left the country pauperized

He later died in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, where he had lived for years in exile. He was believed to have been about 78 years old, though some reports said he was as old as 80.

Idi managed to do Something no African president has managed to do to date. He made white diplomats kneel before him

Fourteen white Europeans were pictured kneeling before Ugandan President Idi Amin during a ceremony where the 14 pledged to take up arms for Uganda in this Sept. 29, 1975, in Kampala, Uganda.

The nationality of the 14 included seven Britons and one Dutchman. Others were already Ugandan citizens.

Here was so daring indeed.

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