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    PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE OF UGANDA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) REPLIED TO A THREAT BY THE DEPOSED KABAKA OF UGANDA TO KILL HIM.

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    THE STATE HOUSE IN NAIROBI, AND THE SOF INTERVIEW.



    REPORTER:"SIR EDWARD HAS ALSO SAID HE WOULD MEET OUT THE SAME SENTENCE - THAT IS THE DEATH SENTENCE - TO YOU IF EVER HE CAME TO POWER IN UGANDA. WHAT DO YOU DAY TO THIS. DR OBOTE?"



    OBOTE: "I THINK I CAN NOW SAY THAT IS UP TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. IT'S PROBABLE THAT I MAY HAVE TO VISIT BRITAIN O OFFICIAL DUTIES, AND IF SIR EDWARD WOULD BE THERE AT LARGE TO CARRY OUT HIS INTENTION OF KILLING PERSONS, THAT WOULD BE THE PROBLEM OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. BUT WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS IN TERMS OF KILLING THIS MAN OR THAT MAN OR THAT PERSON OF THIS PERSON. WE ARE INTERESTED IN BUILDING A UNITED COUNTRY, AND OUR POLICY WILL NOT BE PERSECUTION OF ANY PERSON. OUR POLICY WILL BE TO BUILD OUR OWN COUNTRY, AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TALK IN TERMS OF SIR EDWARD - WE ARE GOING TO TALK IN TERMS OF UGANDA. AND, SECONDLY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO PURSUE A POLICY WHERE EVERYTHING WE DO MUST BE ATTACHED TO SIR EDWARD. I THINK I CAN SAY WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF CONTRADICTION THAT WE HAVE PASSED THIS STAGE OF CONSIDERING SIR EDWARD AS A FACTOR IN UGANDA POLITICS. WE WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT."



    REPORTER: "ON HIS ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN, SIR EDWARD ENDORSED THE USE OF FURTHER VIOLENCE BY HIS TWO-MILLION UGANDA SUBJECTS TO OPPOSE ANY ATTEMPTS BY YOUR GOVERNMENT TO MAKE UGANDA A REPUBLIC. DO YOU, IN FACT, ANTICIPATE MORE VIOLENCE FROM SIR EDWARD'S SUPPORTERS IN BUGANDA?"



    OBOTE: "WHATEVER COMES WE WILL DEAL WITH IT."



    REPORTER: "BUT TO CONTINUE USING MILITARY FORCE TO GOVERN UGANDA WHEN THE ENTIRE KINGDOM IS REPORTEDLY ANTAGONISTIC TOWARDS YOUR RULE..."



    OBOTE: "THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT UGANDA IS ANTAGONISTIC TO THE GOVERNMENT'S AIM AND OBJECTIVES. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER."




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    Background: PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE OF UGANDA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) REPLIED TO A THREAT BY THE DEPOSED KABAKA OF UGANDA TO KILL HIM. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, HE DISMISSED THE THREAT AND WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE OUSTED RULER, POPULARLY KNOWN AS KING FREDDIE, WAS NO LONGER 'A FACTOR IN UGANDA POLITICS'. DR OBOTE WAS SPEAKING IN NAIROBI, WHERE HE IS ATTENDING A CONFERENCE OF EAST AFRICAN LEADERS.

    THE DEPOSED KABAKA (KING), SIR EDWARD MUTESA, IS NOW IN BRITAIN. HE FLED TO BURUNDI WHEN HIS PALACE, OUTSIDE KAMPALA, WAS STORMED BY UGANDA GOVERNMENT TROOPS LAST MONTH DURING DISTURBANCES BLAMED NY DR OBOTE ON THE UGANDA RULER.

    SIR EDWARD WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF TREASON, CLAIMS HE WOULD FACE THE DEATH SENTENCE IF HE RETURNED TO UGANDA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66F2R8UQMTJ0K0F3H2AG60BJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA66F2R8UQMTJ0K0F3H2AG60BJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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