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    Thousands of high-ranking guests from more than 50 countries attended celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Zanzibar's revolution.

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    Thousands of high-ranking guests from more than 50 countries attended celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Zanzibar's revolution.

    The bloody revolution of January 12, 1964 swept away the Arab minority regime of Sultan Jamshid bin-Abdullah and brought the Afro-Shirazi party to power.

    The main event of the celebrations on Friday (January 11) was a mass display in the Chinese built Aman Stadium. On Saturday, some 75,000 people packed the stadium to hear an address by the Zanzibar leader, Mr. Aboud Jumbe.

    Mr. Jumbe became leader of the Afro-Shirazi party after the assassination in April 1972 of Sheikh Abeid Karume, who had ruled the Island since the 1964 revolution.

    Mr. Jumbe unveiled several statues of Sheikh Karume during the five-day celebrations.

    Among the guests were the Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, Vice Presidents, G. S. Prathak of India and Hussein Kulnie Afarh of Somalia, and the Tanzanian Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa. The United States were represented by Mr. William Witman, the Acting Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs.

    SYNOPSIS: The Island of Zanzibar has been celebrating the tenth anniversary of its revolution in a big way. Thousands took part in a formation display at the Chinese-built Amaan stadium on Friday. The display was attended by Zanzibar's leader Mr. Aboud Jumbe, and President Julius Nyerere from Tanzania, with which Zanzibar merged about ten years ago.

    The five days of celebrations began on January the eighth. They mark the bloody revolution of January the twelfth. nineteen sixty four, in which the Arab regime of Sultan Jamshid bin-Abdullah was overthrown. The Afro-Shirazi party came to power after the revolution and has held power in the island since then.

    On Saturday, an estimated seventy five thousand peoples packed the Amaan Stadium to hear Mr. Jumbe speak. The rally was the highlight of the five days of celebrations. Mr. Jumbe spoke about Zanzibar's future and his Government's plans to diversify the island's economy over the next decade. Other guests at the celebrations were the Vice Presidents of India and Somalia.

    Mr. Jumbe has led Zanzibar since the assassination two years ago of Sheikh Abeid Karume, who came to power after the nineteen sixty four revolution. The anniversary celebrations included the unveiling of a number of statues of Sheikh Karume. The celebrations also saw the official opening by Mr. Jumbe of Zanzibar's colour television station -- the first in Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WBT0ZITARMB2YT3GS5YYQPM6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WBT0ZITARMB2YT3GS5YYQPM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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