• Short Summary

    Following a skirmish between Moslem patriots of Premier Ahidjo's Government and terrorists from the Bamileke tribe, Apr 24, a large fire was started in "Congo", a native quarter of Douala.

  • Description

    Following a skirmish between Moslem patriots of Premier Ahidjo's Government and terrorists from the Bamileke tribe, Apr 24, a large fire was started in "Congo", a native quarter of Douala. Spreading quickly, the fire soon 'destroyed more than a thousand houses, rendering 5,000 people homeless.

    Bulldozers commenced clearing operations in the densely populated quarter as people searched the charred ruins for belongings, and endeavoured to retrieve sheets of corrugated iron to provide for another home.

    The Bamileke tribe, totalling one sixth of the 3 1/2 million coloured people in newly independent Cameroun, and numbering 40,000 in Douala alone, have been recently associated with terrorist attacks in defiance of Moslem Premier Ahidjo's rule by decree.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ED47EDOQZ0ZHQHOZRCWODS8U
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ED47EDOQZ0ZHQHOZRCWODS8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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