Uganda's President Idi Amin attended a Remembrance Day ceremony in the remote village of Kisore, three hundred miles west of Kampala on Sunday, November 12.
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Ceremonies at Kisore; Amin and others laying wreaths at shrine.
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Background: Uganda's President Idi Amin attended a Remembrance Day ceremony in the remote village of Kisore, three hundred miles west of Kampala on Sunday, November 12.
The ceremony, which commemorates the end of the World War I, was attended by other high ranking Uganda and representatives of foreign governments in the country.
President Amin paid tribute to the three thousand Ugandans who died during the two world wars.
The village where the ceremony was held was the scene of fighting between British and german troops for some time after the armistice. News of peace had not filtered through because of poor communications in the area.
SYNOPSIS: Uganda's President Idi Amin attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at the remote village of Kisore in Uganda's Kigezi District. The ceremony was also attended by other high ranking Ugandans and representatives of other countries. They included Mr. Blind, a representative of the British Government
General Amin, who laid a wreath at the monument, paid tribute to the three thousand Ugandans who died in World Wars One and Two. He said the Ugandan Government had decided to continue observing Remembrance Day in recognition of those people whom he said had died fighting for the peace, liberty and freedom of mankind. In his speech, President Amin pledged that Uganda would abide by the peace agreement which ended the recent fighting between uganda and Tanzania. A wreath was laid at the monument by the leader of the Somali observer team which has been inspecting the borders.
In World War One, the village of Kisore was the scene of fighting between German and British troops for some time after the armistice. Communications were poor, and the news of peace was delayed.