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    UGANDA CELEBRATED THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WITH A SPECTACULAR MILITARY DISPLAY IN THE CAPITAL, KAMPALA.

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    UGANDA CELEBRATED THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WITH A SPECTACULAR MILITARY DISPLAY IN THE CAPITAL, KAMPALA.

    UGANDA BECAME A FULLY INDEPENDENT MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH ON OCTOBER 9, 1962 WITH SOVEREIGN STATUS BEING GRANTED BY THE UGANDA INDEPENDENCE ACT. 1962.

    YESTERDAY, THE PRESIDENT, THE KABAKA OF BUGANDA, TOOK THE SALUTE AS UNITS OF THE ARMY PARADED BEFORE CHEERING THOUSANDS MASSED IN THE CAPITAL.

    A FLIGHT OF JET FIGHTERS PRECEDED A COLOURFUL FLY-PAST OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT, TOWING THE FLAG OF UGANDA TO SYMBOLISE ITS EMERGENCE AS IN INDEPENDENT NATION.

    THE NATION IS RULED BY A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF THE UGANDA PEOPLES' CONGRESS AND THE KABAKA YEKKA GROUP, WHICH TOOK OFFICE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FIRST ELECTION WHICH BROUGHT MR. OBOTE TO OFFICE.

    IN JANUARY, 1964, MR. OBOTE STRESSED THAT UGANDA WAS BEING MOULDED ALONG SOCIALIST LINES AND DEVELOPING AS A ONE-PARTY STATE.

    HE SAID THAT UGANDA WOULD RESTRICT THE GROWTH OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN ORDER TO CULTIVATE NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND LESSEN THE INFLUENCE OF FACTIONAL AND TRIBAL GROUPINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3H0IMO6T6IW8RK92ZN6IFV1EF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H0IMO6T6IW8RK92ZN6IFV1EF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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