• Short Summary

    Asians living in Uganda who hold British passports have been awaiting the outcome of talks to be held on Wednesday(August 9) between President Idi Amin and the British High Commissioner to Uganda, Mr Richard Slater.

  • Description

    Asians living in Uganda who hold British passports have been awaiting the outcome of talks to be held on Wednesday(August 9) between President Idi Amin and the British High Commissioner to Uganda, Mr Richard Slater.

    Although President Amin has insisted emphatically that the British Asians must leave Uganda, they are hopeful chat some compromise will be worked out at the meeting.

    A Government spokesman has said that President Amin would announce his 'final policy decision' after the talks.

    President Amin said last week that 80,000 Asians holding British passports would be expelled from Uganda within three months because they were 'sabotaging the economy'. British government spokesmen say the number of Asians affected is about 40,000.

    In the meantime, life in the capital, Kampala, appears to be going on as normal. Apart from unusually long queues of Asians seeking to register at the British High Commission offices, there are no outward signs of alarm among the Asian community.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA495QRT8LO5RNRPU578T05U5BC
    Media URN:
    VLVA495QRT8LO5RNRPU578T05U5BC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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