• Short Summary

    A heavy tropical thunderstorm which began in the early hours of the morning threatened to wash out the inauguration of the new province of Uganda.

  • Description

    A heavy tropical thunderstorm which began in the early hours of the morning threatened to wash out the inauguration of the new province of Uganda. Fortunately it ended a little before the service began. Although the surroundings of the Cathedral was a sea of red African mud thousands of African formed an overflow congregation singing unself consciously the hymns which echoed from the cathedral. The new Archbishop of Uganda is an Englishman, Dr Leslie Brown, and as he emerged from the Cathedral with Cantuar he was loudly acclaimed. He walked slowly amongst his faithful flock outside whilst they clapped and shouted 'You deserve it Mukulu Brown' (Mukulu is Luganda for bride..a reference to the ring he now wears) Amongst those present were leading Uganda personalities..the Governor, and the native rulers. The Archbishop of Canterbury was in genial mood as he saw them off. Picture shows him with Omukama or King George of Toro.

    In his sermon Cantuar made special reference to Africa today. He said. All Africa at this tie is in a ferment of change & accepted standards of order and freedom are challenged, defended, rectified or overthrown. One country after another has gained or is gaining independence, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanganyika. He went on to mention the travail of rebirth that is Africa at the moment and bemoaned the bitterness

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVF5C4ASV7GHFTIG8XCJ21X2F
    Media URN:
    VLVADVF5C4ASV7GHFTIG8XCJ21X2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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