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    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home was given a stormy reception by more than 100 students demonstrating against Britain's handing of the Rhodesia situation, when he arrived in zambia on thursday (30 January) to begin a four-nation tour of Africa.

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    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home was given a stormy reception by more than 100 students demonstrating against Britain's handing of the Rhodesia situation, when he arrived in zambia on thursday (30 January) to begin a four-nation tour of Africa.

    The students carried placards saying "Home Go Home" "White Pigs Out" and "Only the Barrel of a Gun is Liberation". A student who threw some tern paper at the Foreign Secretary and shouted "Fascist Pig" was carried away by police. Later Zambian Foreign Minister Vernon Mwaanga apologised for the incidents.

    The visit to Zambia came at a time when the Zambian Foreign Minister Mr. Vernon Mwaanga, was alleging that clandestine talks had been taking place in Salisbury between Britain and Rhodesia. Rhodesia was the main topic on the agenda for talks between the two Foreign Ministers, Zambia believes the rebel celeny's unilateral declaration of independence (U.D.I.) in 1965 should have been put down by farce. Britain's latest thinking is that the Rhodesians themselves must find a solution.

    Sir Alec emphasised that no talks of any kind were taking place between Britain and Rhodesia.

    And at a luncheon he warned Zambia that bloodshed would not solve anything "I am bound to say that we in Britain have had enough of violence, and seen enough of it to know its appalling legacy", he said.

    Sir Alec appealed for Zambian goodwill for efforts being made by Rhodesian whether African, european or Asian; towards a settlement.

    But he ruled out the possibility of any further aid for developing country until Britain's current energy crisis has been resolved.

    Observers see the visit as an important stage in improving relations between Zambia and Britain. relations have been strained since Rhodesia's U.D.I.

    British investment in Zambia totals 60 millions pounds sterling (about 130 million U.S. dollars) and one third of Britain's copper requirements come from Zambian mines.

    In Malawi Sir Alec will have talks with President Kamuzu Banda. He will then travel on to Tanzania and Kenya.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VB6ABYQB7GUHYNJ0177VTGIY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VB6ABYQB7GUHYNJ0177VTGIY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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