After nearly six years of dictatorial rule characterized by murder, torture, and oppression, Uganda's erratic President Idi "Big Daddy" Amin at last appears to be slipping from power. Observers believe a coup against him is not only possible, but probable. That can come only as good news to the 10 million Ugandans who have been the victims of his sadistic misrule. Armed with the absolute power of life and death, Amin has put to death a minimum of 50,000 suspected political or tribal enemies since his violent accession to power in January 1971. Some estimates run as high as 250,000.
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