Monday, October 18

From Sarah Kyolaba to Rachele Guidi Mussolini: What jobs can the families of deposed dictators do?


 

 

Regulars at Sarah Kyolaba’s hair salon in Tottenham, north London, were saddened to hear of her death from cancer towards the end of last week.

What most of them didn’t know, however, was that before Kyolaba arrived in Britain in 1982, she had been married to Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator whose regime was responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, and who once famously warned: You cannot run faster than a bullet.

But what of other family members of rich and powerful despots after opponents rise and empires crumble?