President Idi Amin of Uganda continued his tough line over the expulsion of Asians with British passports on Wednesday (August 9) when he told British, Indian and Pakistani diplomatic representatives at a luncheon meeting that he would not change his mind.
GV TXT Command Post, Kampala, Uganda
SCU British High Commissioner Mr. Slater out of car
MV Amin with Slater outside Command Post
SCU Newsmen and officials
MV L. to R. Indian High Commissioner, Gen Amin, Mr. Slater, Pakistani Ambassador seated at outdoor table (2 shots)
SCU Amin and Slater
MV PAN Officials seated at table--some local Asian representatives (2 shots)
CU Newspaper headline 'Out' in Nairobi, Kenya
MV & CU Asians reading newspapers (5 shots)
LV Asian family walk along road
GV & CU Cinema & posters showing Indian film stars
MV Sign Babu Allah Bux Rd.
MV PAN Arch over gate of temple PAN TO religious artwork of elephant
MV Asians walk along road
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This film covers part of President Amin's luncheon meeting with the diplomats, and shows reaction in the Asian community in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. President Amin's statement on the expulsions at the luncheon meeting is covered in Visnews production number 9735/72, also serviced form London on Thursday (August 10).
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Background: President Idi Amin of Uganda continued his tough line over the expulsion of Asians with British passports on Wednesday (August 9) when he told British, Indian and Pakistani diplomatic representatives at a luncheon meeting that he would not change his mind. And in an apparent tightening up of his move against the Asian community he said all Indian, Bangladesh, and Pakistani nationals who did not hold Ugandan passports would have to leave the country as well.
The number of Asians affected by the move could reach 50,000 cut of the population of about 80,000. Neighbouring states Kenya and Tanzania--both with large Asian communities of their own-- said meanwhile they would not admit any expelled Ugandan Asian, and the border between uganda and kenya was closed to Asians by Kenyan authorities.
But Britain's position remained the same, according to High Commissioner Mr. Richard Slater on Wednesday. He told President Amin at their luncheon meeting that Britain would continue to admit only limited numbers of British-passport Asians each year.