• Short Summary

    IN THE REMOTE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT OF KENYA, WHERE KENYA, SOMALIA AND ETHIOPIA MEET, A BATTLE IS GOING ON BETWEEN SOMALI TRIBESMEN AND KENYAN TROOPS.

  • Description

    IN THE REMOTE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT OF KENYA, WHERE KENYA, SOMALIA AND ETHIOPIA MEET, A BATTLE IS GOING ON BETWEEN SOMALI TRIBESMEN AND KENYAN TROOPS.

    AN ESTIMATED 200-THOUSAND SOMALIS LIVE IN THE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, AND SOMALIA CLAIMS THE REGION IS PART OF SOMALIA. THE SOMALIS' BATTLE IS BEING WAGED BY 'SHIFTA' A TERM OFFICIALLY USED BY THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT TO DESCRIBE THE RAIDERS OPPOSING KENYAN FORCES IN THE REGION.

    THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT TWO WEEKS AGO REPORTED THAT SIX 'SHIFTA', KILLED IN A BATTLE WITH KENYA SECURITY FORCES NEAR MANDERA, WERE FOUND TO BE MEMBERS OF THE SOMALIA ARMY. KENYA HAS CLAIMED THAT MORE THAN 500 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, MAINLY SOMALIS, HAVE BEEN KILLED IN 'SHIFTA' RAIDS.

    IN A WEEKEND TOWARDS THE END OF DECEMBER THE 'SHIFTA' WERE REPORTED BY THE SOMALI NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY TO HAVE KILLED THIRTEEN KENYAN SOLDIERS IN BATTLES IN TWO AREAS OF THE NORTHERN FRONTIER.

    SOMALI AUTHORITIES THIS WEEK PERMITTED A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN TO FLY TO BULLOHAWA, A SMALL TOWN ONLY A MILE AWAY FROM THE SOMALI/KENYAN BORDER. MANY OF THE TOWN'S POPULATION ARE REPORTED TO BE REFUGEES.

    THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER THERE SAID EACH DAY SCORES OF SOMALIS CROSSED FROM KENYA. THEY WERE SAID TO BE MAINLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE MEN, HE SAID, HAD MOSTLY REMAINED IN KENYA TO ASSIST THE 'SHIFTA' CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE KENYAN SECURITY FORCES.

    THE SOMALI GOVERNMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED AN AID PROGRAMME TO ASSIST THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN, MANY OF WHOM ARE REPORTED TO BE STARVING. WATER, BROUGHT FROM WELLS, IS RATIONED. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO DISTRIBUTES GRAIN.

    SOMALI TROOPS MAKE REGULAR PATROLS ALONG THE BORDER, AND IN MANY PARTS CAN SEE WELL INTO KENYAN TERRITORY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2X0XX5IL20AHAWFXR534XEUK4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2X0XX5IL20AHAWFXR534XEUK4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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