Ugandan President, Field Marshall Idi Amin, opened the 1975 Organisation of African Unity's (OUA) summit in Kampala on Monday night (28 July) with a warning Rhodesians and South Africans and Zionists.
GV INTERIOR Conference hall
SV Arafat walks in
SV OAU President Barre (seated right)
CU Empty seats of Zambia, Botswana,(3 shots)
LV Delegates seated including Madagascar
CU Amin sneaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: FIELD MARSHALL AMIN: "I would like to say that the future liberation of Africa must be put into practice. Because if I am speaking about the northern part of Africa I am speaking about the Sinai which is a part of Africa and also about Palestine which is very important to the systems of every mankind who believe in religion if it is Christian, or you are a Moslem you must see that this particular point is taken very serious. Also what I want to do is the southern part of Africa (indistinct) is completely in Rhodesia and South Africa a majority rule. But if Rhodesia and South Africa cannot accept immediate independence to the majority rule in these two countries it may be (indistinct). But what I am speaking about, I want the people to know this, I am not against the whites but the whites must accept that in these countries the majority are black. There must be majority rule and they accept the majority rule I am sure that these Africans will live with them in peace and harmony. If they cannot grant independence by peaceful means in Africa and in the Palestine, especially the Zionists, they must be pressed militarily".
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Background: Ugandan President, Field Marshall Idi Amin, opened the 1975 Organisation of African Unity's (OUA) summit in Kampala on Monday night (28 July) with a warning Rhodesians and South Africans and Zionists.
In the opening address of the summit, Field Marshall Amin's first as the OAU Chairman, he said that Israel must be expelled from the United Nation and that Rhodesia, South Africa and South-West Africa must be handed over to black majority rule.
President Amin said if majority rule was not granted in these countries immediately Africa would have to use force.
He also welcomed the presence of Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat who is attending the conference by special invitation.
The Tuesday session of the summit was adjourned after General Yakubu Gowon received news that he had been ousted from power in Nigeria.