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    YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) SHORTLY BEFORE THE BRITISH COLONY OF NYASALAND BECAME THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF MALAWI, DR.

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    YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) SHORTLY BEFORE THE BRITISH COLONY OF NYASALAND BECAME THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF MALAWI, DR. HASTINGS BANDA, THE COUNTRY'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, UNVEILED AN INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT BEFORE HIS YOUNG CABINET AND REPRESENTATIVES OF 80 NATIONS IN BLANTYRE FOR THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS.

    SPEAKING AT THE UNVEILING CEREMONY, DR. BANDA SAID: "THE EUROPEAN IS NO LONGER OVER US AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR FRICTION BETWEEN US AND THE EUROPEANS."
    NYASALAND, NORTHERN RHODESIA AND SOUTH RHODESIA COMPRISED THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION WHICH BROKE UP LAST DECEMBER. NORTHERN RHODESIA BECOMES INDEPENDENT ON OCTOBER 24TH.

    WITH SOUTHERN RHODESIA, DR. BANDA FACES A DIFFICULT TASK IN DIPLOMACY AND STATESMANSHIP FOR OVER 40 PER CENT OF MALAWI'S IMPORTS COME FROM SOUTHERN RHODESIA AND DR. BANDA SUPPORTS THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST MOVEMENT THERE. HE SAID YESTERDAY THAT ANYONE IN BRITAIN'S CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WHO WANTED TO GIVE INDEPENDENCE TO THE PRESENT SOUTH RHODESIA GOVERNMENT "IS ASKING FOR TROUBLE."
    AFTER 73 YEARS OF BRITISH RULE, MALAWI BECAME AFRICA'S 37TH INDEPENDENT STATE AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JNHGTPJYKZROZP5464BF4MH3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JNHGTPJYKZROZP5464BF4MH3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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