• Short Summary

    Former Ugandan President, Yusufu Lule, has failed in an attempt to return to Kampala from his exile in Kenya.

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    SV Armoured vehicle on Ugandan roadside with initials DP daubed on (2 shots)
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    GV Traffic and crowds on approach road to Entebbe Airport
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    GV PAN Large crowd shouting, dancing and applauding at airport
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    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Of crowd holding portraits of former President Lule (2 shots)
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    Background: Former Ugandan President, Yusufu Lule, has failed in an attempt to return to Kampala from his exile in Kenya. Thousands of Mr Lule's supporters waited in vain at Entebbe Airport after he refused to accept conditions placed on his return by the ruling Military Commission.

    SYNOPSIS: Former President Lule was hoping to return in time to be nominated as the Democratic Party's candidate in next December's elections. The Party's initials - DP - were daubed everywhere in anticipation of his arrival.

    Mr Lule joined the conservative Democratic Party, one of the largest in Uganda, after being voted out of office a year ago. He was the country's first President after the overthrow of Idi Amin.

    Thousands of DP supporters gathered at Entebbe airport, 20 miles (30 kilometres) from Kampala, to welcome Mr Lule, but they were to be disappointed. He never left Kenya.

    The former President said he was refused permission to return because he would not retract criticisms he had made of the Tanzanian President, Dr Nyerere, and Tanzania's role in Uganda. Mr Lule wants the 12,000 Tanzanian troops remaining in the country after last year's war to leave. He has accused them of atrocities.

    Mr Lule's supporters are concentrated in Kampala, and the city was described as tense after his failure to arrive.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA183HI5ZGYIX7TU6CEFWMHZDOM
    Media URN:
    VLVA183HI5ZGYIX7TU6CEFWMHZDOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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