Fears for the safety of British residents in Uganada are mounting following the arrest of two Britons -- one of them accused of spying.
Fears for the safety of British residents in Uganada are mounting following the arrest of two Britons -- one of them accused of spying. The two men, Mr. Graham Clegg and Mr. Jack Tully were arrested on the day Britain broke off diplomatic relations with Uganda.
SYNOPSIS: As the situation worsens, the European community continues to seek refuge in neighbouring Kenya. They are arriving in a steady trickle on daily flights from Entebbe to Nairobi. Sweeping measures against the British were announced over Uganda Radio. The action includes orders that all British must approach Ugandan President Idi Amin on their knees, and that all Britons living in the country will be watched for possible subversive activities.
As well as Europeans, hundreds of Kenyans are fleeing Uganda amid reports of many killings and confiscation of property. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has been trying to mediate and Kenya has announced it is ready to receive a Ugandan delegation to discuss the present tense situation. Meanwhile, reports persist that President Amin is under strong political pressure from his armed forces.