• Short Summary

    President Idi Amin of Uganda returned to Kempala on Wednesday (30 May) after attending the 10th summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity. (DAU)
    During his stay in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Ugandan leader was reported to have signed a four-point agreement with President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.

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    President Idi Amin of Uganda returned to Kempala on Wednesday (30 May) after attending the 10th summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity. (DAU)
    During his stay in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Ugandan leader was reported to have signed a four-point agreement with President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. The agreement was signed before Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, who acted as mediator between the two leaders.

    There had been practically continuous tension between Uganda and Tanzania since General Amin seized power early in 1971. The ousted President, Milton Obote, has since lived in Tanzania.

    SYNOPSIS: A large crowd turned out at Entebbe Airport in Uganda to welcome their leader, President Idi Amin, back on Wednesday. General Amin had been in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where he attended the 10th summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity.

    There was much to cheer about for the Ugandans on Wednesday. It was reports that their leader had signed an agreement with Tanzania which will end hostilities between Uganda and Tanzania.

    There has been practically continuous tension between Uganda and Tanzania, since General Amin seized power early in 1971.

    Before returning to Kampala, President Amin signed a four-point agreement with President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. The signing came after five days of intensive behind the scenes mediatory efforts by Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia at the 10th OAU summit conference.

    Under the new agreement, both parties will adhere to the Mogadishu peace agreement signed last September after an unsuccessful invasion of Uganda by supporters of former Ugandan President Milton Obots. Tanzania will now ensure that Dr. Obote will not interfere in Uganda's internal affairs.

    In return General Amin's government has accepted responsibility for the death of 24 Tanzanian nationals in Uganda, and agreed to pay compensation. Both parties will see to it that their territories will not be used as a base of subversion against each other. Ethiopia will see to it that the terms of the agreement are carried out.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFWMALMU6LHCOT0KQEW8RJUN9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFWMALMU6LHCOT0KQEW8RJUN9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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