An envoy from Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi arrived in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Sallam on Monday (November 6) with a message.
SV Libyan Minister for Information and Culture, Mohamed al-Zawi, down steps of Tanzanian Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Isaac Sepetu, and Libyan Ambassador in Tanzania
SV Interior. Al-Zawi speaking to newsmen ZOOM INTO SCU
SV Newsmen filming and taking notes
SCU AND PAN Of al-Zawi speaking with Sepetu and Ambassador seated with him
AL-Zawi: "This is not correct. I'm not there to, and if our soldiers did, what are we doing here? This is impossible. Such problems we as African countries, and our leader, always tries to solve the problems between the African countries by discussion, and solve all the problems, and we can".
On thursday (November 9), after taking a sceptical look at Uganda's conditional offer to withdraw its troops, Tanzania was reported to be pressing ahead with preparations for a counter-offensive to regain territory annexed by Uganda. President Amin said he would pull back about three thousand troops from captured land west of Lake Victoria if he received assurances from the organisation of African Unity (OAU) that Tanzania would not invade Uganda, or arm Ugandan exiles. Tanzania has called the Uganda promise to pull out its forces "a big lie".
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Background: An envoy from Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi arrived in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Sallam on Monday (November 6) with a message.calling for a "brotherly resolution" to the Uganda-Tanzanian border conflict. Two days earlier, Libyan message to Uganda President Idi Amin.
SYNOPSIS: The Libyan envoy, Mr. Mohamed al-Zawi, was greeted on arrival by the Tanzanian Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Isaac Sepetu. He was later to meet Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, who has called on all African countries to condemn Uganda for what he called ???ression. There had been allegations that Libyan troops had been fighting alongside Ugandas in the border conflict, but the Libyan envoy strongly denied these.