A force reportedly composed of Ugandan exiles and Tanzanian army units is continuing its advance into Ugandan territory.
SCU: Uganda Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Matiya Lubaga, talking to Assistant Secretary General Mr Peter Ouno.
MV: delegates leaving conference room (3 shots)
CU: Mr Ouno making comments to press.
MV: OAU Secretary General Edem Kodjo on left talking to delegate
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Background: A force reportedly composed of Ugandan exiles and Tanzanian army units is continuing its advance into Ugandan territory. Reports indicated the invading troops had taken Masaka and were heading for the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The continuing fighting underlined the failure of the Organisation of African Unity's mediation committee to solve to dispute. It met in Nairobi in Kenya last week (22 February).
SYNOPSIS: Uganda's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr Matiya Lubaga faced a rigid set of withdrawal conditions from the Tanzanian representatives.
Tanzania wants Ugandan President Idi Amin to renounce his claim on Tanzanian territory and to pay compensation for loss of life and property during last November's two-week occupation by Uganda. Until then, there would be no withdrawal of troops. But the war is complex...sources in Nairobi believe the invasion is being organised by former Ugandan President, Milton Obote, now in exile in Tanzania. As if to reflect the impasse reached at the meeting, the committee spokesman Mr Peter Ounu, had little to say to reporters.
Tanzania stated at the outset its delegation had not come to negotiate. And since the meeting there has been a reported escalation in fighting