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Uganda / Britain / Amin #44596

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 1976
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(Studio) Great Britain breaks off relations with Uganda. For. Secretary Anthony Crosland says British high commission in Kampala couldn't work effectively anymore. 250 British ntls. are still in Uganda. Report on President Idi Amin Dada.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Israel) In July of 1971, President Amin visits Israel. Amin and large units of his armed forces received military training in Israel. Amin breaks relations with Israel in hopes of Arab oil money.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Uganda) Amin's actions are extreme. In 1972, he expels 80,000 Asians from Uganda. [AMIN - announces terms of ouster.] Uganda's economy slumps after move. In 1975, British lecturer, Denis Hills, writes book in which he calls Amin "village tyrant". Amin sentences Hills to death. Sentence set aside after For. Secretary James Callaghan arrives in Uganda. [AMIN - wants to strengthen relations with Britain.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) In 1976, Amin, chairperson of Org. African Unity, dives into hotel swimming pool in his pajamas.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Uganda) Amin has now become an embarrassment. The murder of Dora Bloch after raid by Israelis at Entebbe Airport finally exhausts patience of British government Amin is absolute dictator who stands alone.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:03:10

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