The former dictatorial leader of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada has been called "One of the most batshit loco leaders ever to seize control of a chaotic African nation." according to the CIA world factbook but one can assume that he's been called even much worse...
Other dictators might find their enemies to be targets, to be threats, to be disturbing...Amin Dada found them tasty too. After his coup d'etat of Apollo Milton Obote, former leader of Uganda, Amin Dada rounded up the military leaders that did not support his coup, murdered them, decapitated them and sat their disembodied heads around the presidential dining table, harshly criticizing their decision of not supporting him and taking bites of their flesh.
Ruined by a nice collection of sexual diseases, almost totally illiterate (no writing, hardly some reading), marrying and divorcing multiple wives, Amin Dada was not what one would call the most stabilizing force for the war-and corruption-torn Uganda. However, as they were thrown into one small war to the next and always looking at the bright side of life, the citizens could at least take heart that their leader was so occupied with his vast diversity of ennemies, that he'd probably never turn on his own people... Wrong! He did. At one point, he gave all Asians in Uganda 90 days to leave, without their businesses of course. What did you expect? Similar attacks against Christians, Indians, his wives' lovers and his own cabinet ensured that nobody came to him asking for advice on matters of human ressource or of the heart.
In 1989 he tries to get back to Uganda but he's recognized in Kinshasa and is immediately sent back by Zaire authorities. On July 20th, 2003 one of his wifes informs Uganda President Yoweri Museveni that Dada is close to death and she pleads for a return of the former tyrant in order to die in Uganda. As a response Museveni indicates that he'll be judged instantly if he does so.
Idi Amin Dada dies in Saudi Arabia on August 16th, 2003 at a supposed age of 79 and is survived by 4 wives and 45 children.
A little bit of CV...
1894 - Britain declares Uganda its protectorate.
circa 1924 - Idi Amin Dada born.
1946 - Joins the British colonial army.
1951 - Wins the title of heavyweight boxing champion in Uganda.
1960 - Amin is accused of torture, and loses his boxing title as a result.
1966 - Amin formally marries his first wife, Malyamu. He has already fathered several illegitimate children by her.
Feb 1966 - Parliament alledges that Amin has been stealing gold from Congo. Amin goes into hiding with his newly-married second wife, Kay Adroa.
1967 - Marries Nora, a girl from President Apollo Milton Obote's tribe.
25 Jan 1971 - Outs Ugandan President Apollo Milton Obote in a coup.
Sep 1972 - Marries his fourth wife, Madina, and divorces his previous three wives later that year. His second wife, Kay, would later die during an abortion; her body is discovered dismembered.
1975 - Marries his fifth wife, Sarah.
Oct 1978 - Invades the neighboring country of Tanzania. The invading army is repulsed, and Tanzania counter-invades.
11 Apr 1979 - Idi Amin is overthrown by the invading Tanzanian army, supported by exiled Ugandan dissidents. He relocates to Libya and Iraq, eventually settling in Saudi Arabia, where he lives on a monthly stipend of $1500 provided by the government.
17 Aug 2003 - Idi Amin Dada dies.