Catalogue description Foreign and Commonwealth Office: High Commission, Uganda: Registered Files

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Details of FCO 89
Reference: FCO 89
Title: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: High Commission, Uganda: Registered Files

This series contains records produced by the British High Commission in Kampala.

Date: 1971-1976
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, High Commission, Uganda, 1968-1976

Physical description: 20 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2002

Accumulation dates: File series began in 1968
Selection and destruction information: Selected under Acquisition Policy criterion, documenting the development of British relations with Uganda.
Accruals: Occasional further accruals can be expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

Uganda became an independent sovereign country in October 1962, at which time a British High Commission was established in Kampala. Britain broke off diplomatic relations with Uganda in July 1976, at which time the High Commission was closed down. A British interests section was maintained in the French embassy in Uganda until June 1977, when it too was closed. Following the overthrow of President Amin in 1979, diplomatic relations between Britain and Uganda were re-established, and the High Commission reopened in April of that year.

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