• Short Summary

    UGANDA HAS CELEBRATED ITS SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF FULL INDEPENDENCE. AT A COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN KAMPALA?

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    UGANDA HAS CELEBRATED ITS SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF FULL INDEPENDENCE. AT A COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN KAMPALA (FRIDAY) THE PRESIDENT, SIR EDWARD MUTESA OF BUGANDA, TOOK THE SALUTE AT THE TROOPING OF THE COLOUR.

    FIFTEEN-THOUSAND REJOICING PEOPLE AT NAKIVU STADIUM WERE ENTERTAINED BY AN EXCITING DISPLAY OF STUNT RIDING BY POLICE MOTOR CYCLISTS.

    (UGANDA'S DIRECT ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH CROWN ENDED LAST YEAR WHEN SIR EDWARD MUTESA WAS SWORN IN AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF UGANDA ON THE COUNTRY'S FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY. AS PRESIDENT, WITH A FIVE-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE, HE WAS TO EXERCISE BROADLY THE SAME POWERS AS THE FORMER BRITISH GOVERNOR-GENERAL, SIR WALTER COUTTS.

    (THE COUNTRY'S CONSTITUTION IS UNIQUE. IT'S SIMILAR TO A REPUBLIC BUT BECAUSE OF THE SUBSTANTIAL MONARCHIAL ELEMENT IT WAS DECIDED NOT TO MAKE IT ONE. THUS SIR EDWARD MUTESA - POPULARLY KNOWN AS 'KING FREDDY OF BUGANDA' - SIMPLY TAKES THE PLACE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I7O2Q8ZND0W1ZK1VRGA01BEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I7O2Q8ZND0W1ZK1VRGA01BEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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