February 9, 1989
Saudi Arabia has readmitted former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin after he slipped back into Africa for three weeks, Arab diplomats in Jidda said. The burly, 61-year-old Amin returned to Jidda, the diplomatic and financial capital of Saudi Arabia, about a week ago, the diplomats said. Amin fled to Libya after he was ousted from power in Uganda in April, 1979. When Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi rejected him eight months later, he was granted political asylum by Saudi Arabia.