President Idi Amin of Uganda has returned home to Kampala after a brief visit to Zaire, where there is a war at the moment.
President Idi Amin of Uganda has returned home to Kampala after a brief visit to Zaire, where there is a war at the moment. The Ugandan leader arrived on Friday (22 April) for talks with President Mobutu Sese Seko.
SYNOPSIS: President Amin said he had come to get first hand information from President Mobutu about the situation in southern Zaire where insurgent forces have captured several towns in Shaba province. On his arrival he said he would send Ugandan troops to Zaire if they were needed. After his discussion with President Mobutu, he spoke to newsmen.
President Amin and President Mobutu had four hours of talks about the fighting in Shaba province before the Ugandan President left Kinshasa for Kampala. Military authorities in Zaire later said their troops and the Moroccan allies were at the gates of two towns held by invading troops, but denied reports saying they had already retaken the town of Kapanga. The Zaire officials said the joint Zaire-Morocco forces were still removing mines from approaches to the town, the northernmost town captured by the insurgents.