• Short Summary

    On Friday (1 August) in Kampala, President Idi Amin of Uganda was married for the fifth time.

  • Description

    1.
    LV President Amin with his bride leaving hall
    0.06

    2.
    CU Amin and wife walking up hill
    0.18

    3.
    SV Yasser Arafat congratulation President Amin followed by Presidents Barre, Nimeiry and other African leaders (2 shots)
    0.54

    4.
    CU Bride shaking hands with ministers
    1.00

    5.
    CU Cameraman filming
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    6.
    SV President Amin draws his sword and couple cut cake
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    Initials BB/1905 PK/AW/BB/1915



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Friday (1 August) in Kampala, President Idi Amin of Uganda was married for the fifth time. His nineteen year-old bride, Sarah, was his co-driver in a car rally held to celebrate the opening of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in the Ugandan capital.

    The bride is also a member of the Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised unit of the Ugandan Army.

    For Field Marshal Amin who is a Muslim it was his fifth marriage. He has had one other wife -- Madina -- since last year when he announced he had separated from three other wives.

    The guests who attended a reception after the simple ceremony included Mr. Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, president Siad Barro of Somalia, President Jaafar ?? Nimeiry of the Sudan and other African leaders.

    President Amin introduced his new bride, dressed in white, to newsman before they cut a three tier cake. They used the President's sword.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAH8UUN3UPD7DN0IW1Z64M70XT
    Media URN:
    VLVAH8UUN3UPD7DN0IW1Z64M70XT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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