• Short Summary

    The Ugandan Government has offered a one million shilling (GBP58,000 sterling) reward for anyone who brings former President Milton Obote back alive to the country.

  • Description

    The Ugandan Government has offered a one million shilling (GBP58,000 sterling) reward for anyone who brings former President Milton Obote back alive to the country. Visnews cameraman Siraj Wamala was out in the streets of Kampala on Friday to film the reactions of Ugandans as the news broke.

    SYNOPSIS: The Ugandan Government is offering a reward of a million shillings -- that's about fifty-eight thousand pounds sterling -- for anyone who brings former President Milton Obote back alive to the country. News of the reward was a major talking point in the streets of Kampala on Friday. Dr Obote was deposed by a military take-over last January. He is now living in neighbouring Tanzania. The government requires his return to assist inquiries into corruption, into the activities of the General Service Unit -- described recently as a "Ugandan Gestapo" -- and into the murder of an army Brigadier and his wife. News of the reward did not pass without criticism in Uganda. The head of Political Science at Makerere University said the reward might encourage political kidnapping.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GMMWC7ZUA8BBYJJKNZNIYZTY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GMMWC7ZUA8BBYJJKNZNIYZTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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