His regime was violent and murderous. President Idi Amin was notorious for his human rights violations. Forty years ago, he ordered Asians to leave Uganda.
Many of those who were forced to leave ended up in Leicester. Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat has travelled to the East African country to meet those who knew the dictator well, and saw for themselves just how brutal he was.
In 1972, President Idi Amin Dada said he had a dream in which God had commanded him to order Asians to leave Uganda. He gave them 90 days.
In 1972 tens of thousands of Asians were told to leave Uganda within 90 days. Some returned years later to rebuild their lives.
Forty years ago President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world which lead to tens of thousands of Asians fleeing Uganda.