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    THE SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR DIED TODAY (MONDAY), AGED 53, AFTER AN EMERGENCY OPERATION. HE WAS?

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    THE SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR DIED TODAY (MONDAY), AGED 53, AFTER AN EMERGENCY OPERATION. HE WAS FIRST REPORTED ILL LAST MONTH DURING CEREMONIES MARKING SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR THE BRITISH-PROTECTED "SPICE ISLAND" IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

    THE SULTAN, SEYYID SIR ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA, SUCCEEDED HIS FATHER IN OCTOBER, 1960. THE ACCESSION CEREMONY, FILMED HEREWITH, TOOK PLACE IN DAR-ES-SALAAM. IN THE BARAZA HALL OF THE ANCIENT PALACE, THE SULTAN TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEALED IT BY KISSING THE KORAN.

    AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE BRITISH RESIDENT, ZANZIBAR, DIGNITARIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF EAST AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS, AND ARAB LEADERS. IN A BRIEF SPEECH FROM THE THRONE, THE SULTAN PLEDGED HIMSELF TO IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF HIS SUBJECTS.

    (THE SULTAN WAS THE GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF SEYYID SAID, SULTAN OF MUSCAT AND OMAN, WHO FOUNDED THE ZANZIBAR DYNASTY IN 1830. HE HAS THREE DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS - THE ELDEST OF WHOM, SEYYID PRINCE JAMSHID, IS 33.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RJ55GXFD6O12SFBD2F7DK5ZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RJ55GXFD6O12SFBD2F7DK5ZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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