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Uganda / Tanzania / Asian Aliens #224857

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 18, 1972
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(Studio) Uganda president Amin charges attack against Uganda unprovoked. Says invaders came from Tanzania, include regular Tanzanian soldiers and Ugandan guerrillas, supported by British and Israeli mercenaries. Tanzania denies forces invaded Uganda. Uganda claims they were beaten back. Tanzania claims Ugandan planes hit border town. In Kampala, order out to arrest all foreign journalists. Some United States citizens arrested, include wives of US missionaries and Peace Corps workers. CBS newsman, Bert Quint, escaped. Apparently the only one. Fled to Nairobi, Kenya. Report filed prior to escape presented.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kampala, Uganda) Uganda, Tanzania differences said evident. Tanzania pres. is friend of man ousted by Uganda President Amin. Major war, however, said doubtful. So-called invasion created little excitement. City looked same. [Scenes shown.] Radio announcements described. Some armored vehicles seen. White residents said most nervous. Govt. accuse British involvement, and existence of British spies in county. Puts all whites under suspicion. Govt. refuses Quint permission to go to border for 1st-hand report of invasion.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Asians' exodus from Uganda gets underway. 1st plane load arrives in England.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Stansted, England) 193 Ugandan Asians, 1st of 30,000 expected, arrive in England to begin life anew. Chaos, hostility, humiliation mark departure from Uganda. Uganda Asians' background explained. Can immigrate to England, but few wanted to come. Economic plight described. Reception said kind; Uganda Asians grateful. [Bhickuehai Hailal POOJARA - former civil servant, describes condition as refugee.] Most have no relatives in England, and will face unwelcoming attitudes. England said 2 to 1 against the immigration.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) 2 to 1 attitude, referred to by reporter, said reflected in Gallup poll.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:04:50

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