• Short Summary

    In his capacity as the new Chairman of the Organisation of American Unity (OAU), President Idi Amin of Uganda held an informal news conference in Kampala on Saturday (2 August).

  • Description

    In his capacity as the new Chairman of the Organisation of American Unity (OAU), President Idi Amin of Uganda held an informal news conference in Kampala on Saturday (2 August). Dressed in a charcoal grey suit, he deftly fielded a barrage or questions from journalists for more than an hour.

    Asked about South Africa, the President said that if the Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster, wanted to live in peace and harmony, he should give the black population majority rule.

    "You know that automatically the black people are the majority" said the President, "but they will not kill you, the white people ... we are not racists like South Africa". He said the most important aim for African countries was to become economically independent of the super powers.

    Asked if the United States had much influence in the OAU, President Amin replied that he, and all the other delegates at the recent summit, would confirm that the United States could not put pressure on the Organisation. It could only put pressure on the weak, individual country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I17W2M2SMTBEJP3MUPWU1GBH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I17W2M2SMTBEJP3MUPWU1GBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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