• Short Summary

    A team of Egyptian experts, including 19 doctors, arrived in Uganda on Saturday (December 23) to work there.

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    A team of Egyptian experts, including 19 doctors, arrived in Uganda on Saturday (December 23) to work there. Other members of the team include sugar and cement experts.

    Reports from Kampala, the Ugandan capital, said the Egyptians were replacing other foreign experts who had left the country during President Idi Amin's sweeping expulsions this year.

    In a Christmas message on Saturday, President Amin told Ugandans to rejoice that thy had rid the country of 'foreign exploiters'.

    SYNOPSIS: A team of Egyptian experts arrived in Uganda by air on Saturday to replace other foreign experts who'd left the country during President Idi Amin's sweeping expulsions. They included nineteen doctors, sugar and cement experts, and some of their families. The expulsions began earlier this year with a purge of Israeli businessmen and workers, and were extended to about thirty-thousand non-citizen Asians. Recently, British residents in Uganda have been under pressure from the regime to leave.

    Even as the Egyptians arrived, President Amin was giving Ugandans a Christmas message -- telling them to go out and rejoice at having rid the country of 'foreign exploiters'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2ZP544RJPACKC433YAHO7FI1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2ZP544RJPACKC433YAHO7FI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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