• Short Summary

    WITHIN SEVEN WEEKS OF GAINING INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN IN DECEMBER, THE EAST AFRICAN TERRITORY OF TANGANYIKA HAD A CHANGE OF PRIME MINISTER AND WAS CAUSING ITS EUROPEAN INHABITANTS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF UNEASINESS.

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    WITHIN SEVEN WEEKS OF GAINING INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN IN DECEMBER, THE EAST AFRICAN TERRITORY OF TANGANYIKA HAD A CHANGE OF PRIME MINISTER AND WAS CAUSING ITS EUROPEAN INHABITANTS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF UNEASINESS. THE SHOCK RESIGNATION OF MR. JULIUS NYERERE FROM THE PREMIERSHIP ON JANUARY 22ND SURPRISED MANY OBSERVERS OF THE AFRICAN SCENE WHO PRAISED HIM FOR HIS MODERATE POLICY - THE CORNER STONE OF WHICH WAS LOYALTY TO TANGANYIKA BEING THE QUALIFICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP RATHER THAN THE COLOUR OF A MAN'S SKIN. HOWEVER, TANGANYIKA, WITH A SMALL EUROPEAN POPULATION AND THE ABSENCE OF LAND AND MULTI-RACIAL SCHOOL PROBLEMS HAD BY JANUARY 18TH FIVE EUROPEANS UNDER EXPULSION ORDERS FOR INCURRING THE GOVERNMENT'S DISPLEASURE. OUR FILMED INTERVIEW IS WITH MR. FELIX ARENSEN, THE FIRST OF THE FIVE TO RECEIVE THE ORDER.

    MR. ARENSEN, WHO RAN THE PALM BEACH HOTEL AT DAR-ES-SALAAM, WAS ASKED TO GIVE HIS VERSION OF AN INCIDENT WHEN HE ASKED THE MAYOR OF DAR-ES-SALAAM AND A GROUP OF FRIENDS TO LEAVE THE HOTEL WHICH RESULTED IN AN EXPULSION ORDER BEING MADE AGAINST HIM: (SOF BEGINS):
    NEWS OF THE EXPULSION WAS CONTAINED IN A STATEMENT FROM MR. NYERERE ON JANUARY 16TH WHICH SAID HE WAS DETERMINED THAT PEOPLE WOULD GET AT LEAST ONE THING FROM INDEPENDENCE - PERSONAL RESPECT. HE WENT ON; "FOR MANY YEARS WE AFRICANS HAVE SUFFERED HUMILIATIONS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO SUFFER THEM NOW. NEITHER CAN WE ALLOW AFRICANS TO BE DIVIDED INTO CATEGORIES OF THOSE WHO ARE ENTITLED TO RESPECT AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT." TWO DAYS LATER CAME NEWS THAT A SWISS ENGINEER, HERR BERNHARD ROMANN, WAS TO BE EXPELLED BECAUSE, IT WAS SAID, HE PINNED INDEPENDENCE LAPEL BADGES ON THE COLLAR OF HIS DOG TWO DAYS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE DAY ON DECEMBER 9TH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TJ6UXVWIAWCTEFLTET8K0HCX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TJ6UXVWIAWCTEFLTET8K0HCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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