The summit meeting of East African leaders has ended in the Tanzanian town of Arusha with no easing of the existing differences over the administration of Uganda.
CU & MV African dancers outside Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania. (2 SHOTS)
GV President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania gets out of car followed by Sudanese President Jaafar Nimeiri.
MV Presidents Nyerere and Nimeiri walk past dancers and acrobats. (2 SHOTS)
SV Presidents Nimeiri and Nyerere walking from conference room at Arusha International Conference Centre and shaking hands, Nimeiri enters car. (2 SHOTS)
MV President Nyerere shakes hands with Uganda Military Commission Chairman, Paulo Muwanga and Mr. Okelo Ugandan Army Commander.
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Background: The summit meeting of East African leaders has ended in the Tanzanian town of Arusha with no easing of the existing differences over the administration of Uganda. The summit ruled out the possibility of a neutral force of Kenyan and Sudanese troops to replace part of the Tanzanian force now in Uganda.
SYNOPSIS: Dancers from the Masai tribe gave a warm welcome to East African leaders as they arrived in Arusha for the summit.
But despite the cordial start to proceedings it turned out to be a tense meeting for Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere and his Sudanese counterpart Jaafar Nimeiri.
President Nyerere faced demands for a deadline in the withdrawal of all Tanzanian troops from Uganda. Mr. Nimeiri also called for the release of Uganda's ex-president Godfrey Binaisa who's being held under virtual house arrest by Tanzanian troops at Entebbe. The arrest had already brought a summit boycott from Kenyan leader, President Daniel Arap Moi, who said he didn't know who was ruling Uganda.
But as an ill-tempered conference ended, President Nyerere and Ugandan military leaders had made no commitments on either demand.