• Short Summary

    THE RUSH OF ASIANS FROM KENYA, WHICH YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) RESULTED IN VIOLENCE AT NAIROBI AIRPORT, WAS ALSO EVIDENT IN UGANDA, WHERE SEATS ON LONDON FLIGHTS FROM ENTEBBE AIRPORT WERE AT A PREMIUM.

  • Description

    THE RUSH OF ASIANS FROM KENYA, WHICH YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) RESULTED IN VIOLENCE AT NAIROBI AIRPORT, WAS ALSO EVIDENT IN UGANDA, WHERE SEATS ON LONDON FLIGHTS FROM ENTEBBE AIRPORT WERE AT A PREMIUM. IN LONDON LAST NIGHT THE CONTROVERSIAL COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS BILL WAS GIVEN A SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS BY A LARGE MAJORITY.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST SUNDAY (25 FEBRUARY) THAT UNITED ARAB AIRLINES WERE TO OPERATE CHARTER FLIGHTS FROM ENTEBBE TO LONDON IN RESPONSE TO THE DEMANDS BY ASIANS GOING TO BRITAIN BEFORE THE NEW IMMIGRATION CURBS COME INTO FORCE.

    MANY OF YESTERDAY'S PASSENGERS WERE ASIANS FROM KENYA WHO HAD BEEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN FLIGHTS FROM NAIROBI.

    ON MONDAY (26 FEBRUARY) UGANDA'S DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. FELIX ONAMA, SAID THAT BRITAIN'S NEW IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS WERE HASTY AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRECEDED BY COMMONWEALTH CONSULTATION. MR. ONAMA ALSO EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT UGANDA WAS, IN HIS OPINION UNJUSTIFIABLY, BEING LINKED WITH THE EXODUS FROM NEIGHBOURING KENYA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16IBDK1DOY7JYHZ8MHR50E4DL
    Media URN:
    VLVA16IBDK1DOY7JYHZ8MHR50E4DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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