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Arthur Matthews, ex-butler on Idi Amin

Title
Arthur Matthews, ex-butler on Idi Amin
Genre
Interview
TX Date
12 Oct 1973
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:02:35
Description
Part of an interview by Peter Sharp with Arthur Matthews, former butler of Ugandan President, Idi Amin. He speaks about Amin’s personality and habits and his own fear of being sent to prison and mixed feelings on leaving his country after his fleeing to the Seychelles. He also comments on Amin’s mental health, paranoia and relationships with his wives.
Contributors
Peter Sharp; Arthur Matthews
Keywords
Exiles; Prisons; Uganda; Idi Amin; Mental health; Mental diseases; Presidents

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