• Short Summary

    In Kampala, the Ugandan capital.a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after a military take-over ousted absent President?

  • Description

    In Kampala, the Ugandan capital.a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after a military take-over ousted absent President Obote is being ignored -- while the people celebrate with singing, dancing and round-the-clock drum-playing.

    The take-over occurred on Monday (January 25) while President Obote was on his way back from Singapore Prime Minister's Conference. Immediately after a radio announcement that the army, lad by Major-General Idi Amin, had taken control jubilant crowd swept through the city streets shouting "Long live the army" and "Long live Amin".

    During the take-over, Dr. Obote's house was searched and arms, including an armoured scout car and Russian weapons, were uncovered. They formed part of Dr. Obote's personal armoury.

    Meanwhile, as Dr. Obote and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania held secret talks in Dar Es Salaam, General Amin said he was preparing for an invasion by Tanzanian troops. The two countries share a border across Lake Victoria.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIR28XR4U420SXPQYV2FY2FNU
    Media URN:
    VLVAIR28XR4U420SXPQYV2FY2FNU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:20:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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