• Short Summary

    Presidents William Tolbert (Liberia) and Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire) arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, on Saturday (24 January) to attend celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the military takeover that brought President Idi Amin to power.

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    LV Aircraft taxiing.
    SV Sign.
    SV President Mobutu out of aircraft and greeted by President Amin and wife and receiving flowers from Amin children.
    CU AND SV President Amin and President Mobutu watching tribal dancers. (2 shots)
    SV Tolbert down aircraft steps and greeted by President Amin and wife.
    CU AND SV Cameraman films as Tolbert and Amin watch tribal dancers. (4 shots)

    Initials VS 17.10 VS 17.15 EDITOR'S NOTE: Visnews draws subscribers' attention to the Special Report serviced under Production Number 616/76 titled: PRESIDENT IDI AMIN'S FIVE YEARS OF POWER IN UGANDA.

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    Background: Presidents William Tolbert (Liberia) and Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire) arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, on Saturday (24 January) to attend celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the military takeover that brought President Idi Amin to power.
    Both President were met by Field Marshal Amin and his wife on their arrival, and both were treated to full scale displays of tribal dancing at Entebbe Airport.
    Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Secretary-General William Mboumoua and Ivory Coast Ambassador to Eastern Africa Amadou Traore are already in Kampala for the celebrations and other guests expected shortly include Central African Republic-President, Jean Bedel Bokassa.
    President Amin seized power in Uganda in 1971 while the then President Milton Obote was away in Singapore attending a conference of Commonwealth leaders.
    He made his coup with the backing of the Army, which he commanded.
    The volatile Ugandan leader has promised an unprecedented display of military might to mark the anniversary celebrations. According to Uganda Radio, an air display, including a 100 planes belonging to Ugandan allies, will take place over Entebbe on Sunday (25 January).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0P820RHZU56EHNV5Q42L11V8
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0P820RHZU56EHNV5Q42L11V8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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