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Amin says he'd like to go home

By With Analysis from Monitor Correspondents around the world, Edited by Debra K. Piot / June 4, 1980


Idi Amin, the deposed Ugandan dictator, has been located in a Middle Eastern country with the two wives and 24 children who accompanied him into exile. During an interview with a British Broadcasting Company correspondent, Brian Barron, Marshal Amin said he wants to go back to Uganda but does not want to return to power.

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He insisted that his whereabouts be kept secret; provided little information about his life in exile or his future plans; and would not permit the filming of members of his family.

"If the people of Uganda want me, I will go back," the former dictator said. He said he would be willing to work with any stable government in Uganda to try to bring unity and reconciliation.