The III American Peace Corps Volunteers detained in Uganda for over two-days on the orders of President Idi Amin, flew out of Entebbe Airport on Monday (9 July) for Kinshasa, Zaire.
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Background: The III American Peace Corps Volunteers detained in Uganda for over two-days on the orders of President Idi Amin, flew out of Entebbe Airport on Monday (9 July) for Kinshasa, Zaire.
They had been detained in Entebbe for 55-hours while General Amin established they were not mercenaries or Israelis intent on disruption in neighbouring African countries.
President Amin released the volunteers, about half of whom were women, only after he had received a telegramme from President Mobutu of Zaire confirming they were bound for his country.
The young Americans are due to take part in an orientation course in Bakayu, Eastern Zaire, before dispersing over the country to begin teaching and social work.
President Amin said on Monday he had halted the plane because there was "a possibility that those aboard might have come to engage in subversive activities against our sister African states."
The Americans were in good spirits when they arrived at Entebbe Airport and said they as been treated well during their captivity.