50 Years Ago – 26 January 1971

26 January 1971

It was announced that electricity prices would rise by up to 20% for customers in the South-Western Electricity Board area of the country.

Milton Obote (in main photo) was overthrown as the President of Uganda, being replaced by Idi Amin, the Commander of the Ugandan army.

A series of strikes called by staff at Triumph’s Coventry plant were called off after management said that they would agree to further talks on pay.