• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF COLOURFULLY DRESSED AFRICANS DANCED IN THE STREETS OF MBALE AUG 4 AS THEY AWAITED THE START OF THE UGANDA PEOPLE'S CONGRESS ANNUAL CONVENTION.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF COLOURFULLY DRESSED AFRICANS DANCED IN THE STREETS OF MBALE AUG 4 AS THEY AWAITED THE START OF THE UGANDA PEOPLE'S CONGRESS ANNUAL CONVENTION. IT WAS THE FIRST MEETING OF DELEGATES SINCE THE PARTY WON THE ELECTIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR - WITH INDEPENDENCE SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 9TH IT WAS AN OCCASION FOR SERIOUS DISCUSSION ON UGANDA'S FUTURE.

    MR. MILTON OBOTE, THE PRIME MINISTER, WHO RECEIVED A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME WHEN HE ARRIVED, CALLED ON THE PEOPLE TO RALLY IN A MASSIVE REVOLT AGAINST POVERTY AND, IN ACTIVITIES, TO LESSEN DISEASE AND WIPE OUT ILLITERACY.

    REFERRING TO FOREIGN POLICY, MR. OBOTE SAID THAT ISOLATION WAS A NEGATIVE POLICY THAT WAS BOUND TO FAIL. "WE SHOULD NOT FEAR TO CONSOLIDATE OUR RELATIONS WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS AND TO BE IN A POSITION TO BE ACTIVELY CONCERNED WITH THE BRUTAL AND UNDIGNIFIED TREATMENT OF PEOPLE IN CERTAIN PARTS OF AFRICA", HE SAID.

    THE UPC CONVENTION ENDED AUG 6 WITH THE UNOPPOSED RE-ELECTION OF MR. OBOTE AS PRESIDENT-GENERAL AND MR. KAKONGE AS SECRETARY-GENERAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5X19UG1R2CC4883HX3UDVE35M
    Media URN:
    VLVA5X19UG1R2CC4883HX3UDVE35M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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