• Short Summary

    President Idi Amin of Uganda travelled to Nakuru, 100 miles (160 km) north-east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, on Wednesday (9 July) to visit President Jomo Kenyatta at his State House.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Amin arrives at Kenyatta's residence and greeted by Kenyatta.
    0.26

    2.
    CU of officer
    0.27

    3.
    GV Kenyatta and Amin go inside for meeting.
    0.42

    4.
    GV INT Meeting.
    0.53

    5.
    GV Kenyatta's car arriving at Nakuru Airfield.
    1.02

    6.
    Amin and Kenyatta (on right) getting out of car at Airfield.
    1.20


    TRANSCRIPTS



    REPORTER: "Can you tell us if you discussed a meeting of the East African Community Authority?"



    KENYATTA: "What do you mean, community Authority?"



    REPORTER: "The three Presidents."



    KENYATTA: "Well that is.....Well, we are all together, anyway. We have not been apart. The work on the Community is still going ahead well."



    REPORTER: "Could you tell us whether you had a successful visit to Somalia?"



    AMIN: "Well, I went as you know for briefing concerning the problems facing the Organisation of African Unity, and I have been briefed because President Siad Barre, he has been the current Chairman, that that's the conference that has been in Mogadishu, and I wanted to see him for finalising the problem which he has been facing for the last year."




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    Background: President Idi Amin of Uganda travelled to Nakuru, 100 miles (160 km) north-east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, on Wednesday (9 July) to visit President Jomo Kenyatta at his State House.

    The trip was aimed at improving severely strained relations between the two leader's countries.

    General Amin was also believed to have been seeking President Kenyatta's support for his election as the next chairman of the 42-nation Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU summit is due to start in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, later this month and as leader of the host country, General Amin should, by tradition, automatically be made chairman. But there has been rising opposition to his chairmanship because of his poor world image.

    President Amin appeared to have achieved some degree of rapprochement from the detour to Nakuru on his homeward journey to Kampala from Somalia. He was outwardly warmly greeted by President Kenyatta.

    Relations between Uganda and Kenya reached a low just before General Amin lifted the death sentence on Mr. Hills, when President Kenyatta blocked a delivery convoy of Soviet-made military equipment from Mombasa to landlocked Uganda. President Amin retorted with disparaging comments about the Kenyan leader.

    After Wednesday's meeting President Amin lifted an eight-month-long ban on Kenyan newspapers being sold in Uganda and said that Kenyan news and broadcasting correspondents would be free to enter Uganda.

    (This film includes an interview with President Kenyatta and Amin, a transcript of which follows).

    SYNOPSIS: President Idi Amin of Uganda travelled to Nakuru -- a hundred miles northeast of the Kenyan capital Nairobi -- on Wednesday to visit President Jomo Kenyatta at his State Home. The trip was aimed at improving severely strained relations between their two countries and appeared to have been at least partially successful as President Kenyatta warmly greeted President Amin.

    General Amin was also believed to have been seeking President Kenyatta's support for his election as the next chairman of the Organisation of African Unity. The O.A.U. summit is due to start in Uganda later this month and as leader of the host country General Amin should automatically become chairman. But there has been rising opposition to his chairmanship because of his poor world image.

    Relations between Uganda and Kenya reached their lowest ebb during the recent affair of the British lecturer, Mr. Denis Hills.

    Just before General Amin lifted the death sentence of Mr. ?ills, President Kenyatta blocked delivery of a con???oy of ??? made military ???

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QHDI9AXDKTQYLB4163E8DDM8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QHDI9AXDKTQYLB4163E8DDM8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
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    N/A

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