• Short Summary

    President Idi Amin of Uganda called for a collective military strategy to combat white minority regimes of Africa on Monday (May 15) as he opened the 20th session of the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU's) African Liberation Committee in Kampala.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Uganda International Conference Centre and flags(2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    MV INT. Chairman and MV PAN of committee seated (2 shots)
    0.21

    3.
    SV PAN INT. Amin enters and seated
    0.30

    4.
    MV Delegates from Uganda seated
    0.34

    5.
    MV Delegates from Algeria
    0.37

    6.
    GV Amin speaking
    0.43

    7.
    MV Tanzanian delegates
    0.46

    8.
    MV Delegates from Egypt
    0.50

    9.
    MV Ethiopian delegates
    0.53

    10.
    SBV Amin speaking
    0.58

    11.
    MV Nigerian delegates
    1.02

    12.
    MV Delegates from Somalia
    1.05

    13.
    MV Amin speaking
    1.09

    14.
    MV Zaire delegates
    1.14

    15.
    MV Zambian delegates
    1.17

    16.
    SBV Amin speaking
    1.20

    17.
    MV Delegates from Senegal
    1.23

    18.
    GV Amin speaking and delegates seated
    1.34



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    Background: President Idi Amin of Uganda called for a collective military strategy to combat white minority regimes of Africa on Monday (May 15) as he opened the 20th session of the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU's) African Liberation Committee in Kampala.

    The six-day meeting is being attended by all 12 members of the O.A.U. except Guinea, and by 13 Liberation Movements from Rhodesia, South Africa, Namibia (Southwest Africa), the Portuguese African territories, the Comor Islands and Djibouti.

    General Amin strongly attacked the concept of a dialogue between black-and-white ruled African states and said his offer of Uganda as a base and training ground for an All Africa High Command was still open.

    The President told the delegates that with good strategic planning, it would be possible to "free Africa completely within a foreseeable time."
    General Amin praised Guinea, Tanzania and Zambia for what he called their heroic efforts against the Portuguese. But he complained that some African states were not allowing "freedom fighters" to pass through their territory to reach their enemies.

    SYNOPSIS: In Uganda, there have been more moves to co-ordinate African countries in their struggle against colonialism. On Monday, all twelve members of the Organisation of African Unity except Guinea, and thirteen African Liberation Movements met in Kampala to discuss tactics.

    Uganda's President, General Idi Amin, inaugurated the meeting -- which was due to last six days -- and had some strong advice for the delegates....
    The President said all politics should be forgotten -- that was the business of heads of state. Freedom fighters should fight a military campaign, he said...and he called for a collective military strategy against white minority rulers in Africa.

    General Amin attacked strongly the concept of any dialogue between black and white rulers on the African continent. And he told the delegates that his offer of Uganda as a base and training ground for an All-African High Command was still open. The President went on to praise Zambia, Tanzania and Guinea for what he called their "heroic struggle" against the Portuguese. But the president also complained that some African states were not allowing freedom fighters to pass through their territory to reach their opponents.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AMPVJPPUUQV37RA2QMHP616
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AMPVJPPUUQV37RA2QMHP616
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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