Christina Lamb Talks To Lady Khadija Idi Amin


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Christina Lamb is an author and foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times and in this series of One to One she explores family legacies.

In the final of her three programmes, she explores what it's like to grow up the son or daughter of someone regarded as one of the most evil people on earth. And what happens if you are not aware of that legacy - how do you come to terms with it ?

Few people are seen as more of a byword for barbarity than Idi Amin, the Ugandan despot whose regime killed as many as 400,000 people when he was President from 1971 to 1979.

Christina Lamb talks to Lady Khadija Idi Amin dada, born in Saudi Arabia where her father was living in exile until he died. She tells Christina about her childhood and not being aware of her father's brutal legacy.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.