The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio on March 30, 1979 · Page 42
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Idi Amin rep northern Uganda Akron Beacon Journal Air Friday, March 30, 1979 orte From Beacon Journal Wtro Sorvicn NAIROBI, Kenya Ugandan exiles say President Idi Amin has fled to northern Uganda as invading Tanzanian troops close in on Kampala and thousands of panic-stricken residents flee the capital. There was no independent confirmation of Amin's flight, and some sources in Kampala said they believed the bellicose Ugandan strongman remained in the area despite the strongest challenge yet to his eight-year rule. BUT AMIN has not been seen in Entebbe, the site of his statehouse, for three days. United Nations employees evacuated from Kampala to Kenya on Thursday said the invasion force of Tanzanian troops and Ugandan rebels pounded the capital with artillery that "just kept roaring" through the night. They said intermittent shelling continued after daylight, and thousands of Africans were streaming out of the city on foot toward Jinja, an army garrison town 40 miles to the northeast. Ugandan exile sources said Amin was losing control of the army. They reported rebellions at two garrisons, one 24 miles north of Kampala and another in Amin's native northwestern Nile district. SOME OF the 50 UN employees evacuated Thursday said they saw soldiers stripping off their uniforms, throwing away guns and joining the fleeing refugees. Amin's air force has been either lost to enemy fire or grounded for lack of spare parts. The only military support he can now count on is from a handful of fellow Kakwa tribesmen and a few thousand Nubian mercenaries recruited from Sudan. Diplomats here in the Kenyan capital said the invaders were in the suburbs of Kampala Thursday, about 10 miles from the city, and four miles from Entebbe, the for- mer British colonial capital, which is 21 miles south of Kampala. Entebbe, on the western shore of Lake Victoria, is the site of Uganda's only international airport, gateway for the airlift of Libyan aid to the embattled Amin regime. IN DAR ES SALAAM, the Tanzanian capital, a new coalition of exiles called the Uganda National Liberation Front said the invaders would take Kampala "at will" and Entebbe was "at our mercy." "We are giving enough time for innocent civilians and foreigners to leave," said the statement by the exiles who met in Tanzania last week. Diplomatic sources in Dar Es Salaam said the Arab troops sent by the radical Moslem regime in Libya to bolster fellow-Moslem Amin had been seen moving north to an air base at Gulu, in northern Uganda. It was not known if they planned a stand there or were moving to a safe airport for evacuation. Tanzanian troops and their Ugandan rebel allies began their march on Kampala after driving a Ugandan invasion force out of Tanzania last fall. Foreign correspondents have been barred from the war zone during the five-month-old conflict, prohibiting independent confirmation of either side's battlefield claims. -I Idi Amin d fleeing to 1 ' 'I 1' Callaghan re-election drive opens New York Times Service LONDON Prime Minister James Callaghan, whose government was defeated Wednesday night by a vote of the House of Commons, opened his re-election campaign Thursday with a hardhitting appeal for votes. "It would do great harm if the country were suddenly to go into reverse on the range of policies that have brought us through so far," Callaghan said in a nationwide radio and television broadcast in which he also announced that the parliamentary election would be held May 3. Outlining the issues that are likely to dominate the five-week campaign, the prime minister also hailed the economic progress that he said had been made during Vfa years of Labor Party government, and he warned that the policies of the oposition Conservative Party would constitute "a jerk in the entirely opposite direction." Earlier, at Callaghan's request, Queen Elizabeth formally ordered the dissolution of Parliament, as required by the unwritten British constitution, after the government's defeat on the no-confidence motion, which it lost by just one vote 311 to 310. THE HOUSE is to be formally dissolved at the end of next week, after passing a budget. The Callaghan government's budget was to have been presented next Tuesday, and normally it would have been a major statement of policy. But now it will be simply an interim measure, to enable the government to raise taxes and pay the bills. In the House of Commons Thurs day, there was what the speaker,. George Thomas, reproachfully called "the aura of the hustings." '; Politicking was on the minds of many of the speakers, including Mrs. Thatcher, who used the debate to announce that if the Conservatives took over the government, they would match a promise that Callaghan made Wednesday to raise married couples' pensions by $8 a week. Because the public opinion polls give a comfortable lead to the Conservatives as they go into the election, the Labor government's defeat in the House Wednesday night was regarded as good news in the London financial district, and stock prices were up sharply, with the Financial Times index reaching a record level Thursday morning, before falling back. Following the established tradition, the prime minister began the day with a 30-minute visit to Buckingham Palace. Meeting Queen Elizabeth in the blue-and-white audience room, Callaghan did not resign, because that would come only after an electoral defeat, but he asked her to dissolve Parliament and told her the date on which he would like the new election. 16 are killed in air crash QUEBEC U) A Quebecair passenger plane crashed into a hill and burned shortly after taking off from Quebec's Ancienne Lorette airport early Thursday night. Hospital officials said 16 of the 24 persons aboard were killed and the other eight were injured, two of them critically. The twin-engine turboprop plane had just taken off for Montreal. An airline spokesman said the pilot "reported a defect in one of his engines. He asked to return to the airport, but he didn't have time." Witnesses said one of the plane's engines was blazing before the crash. The plane crashed at 6:45 p.m. EST about 3,300 feet from the airport runway. "I was sitting in a room in our house when I saw a plane passing overhead. 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