• Short Summary

    PLACARD-WAVING DEMONSTRATORS GREETED THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON COLONIALISM WHEN IT ARRIVED AT NDOLA AIRPORT, IN ZAMBIA, ON FRIDAY FROM CONGO-KINSHASA ON ITS TOUR OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Description

    PLACARD-WAVING DEMONSTRATORS GREETED THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON COLONIALISM WHEN IT ARRIVED AT NDOLA AIRPORT, IN ZAMBIA, ON FRIDAY FROM CONGO-KINSHASA ON ITS TOUR OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST. THE FOLLOWING DAY, PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA TOLD THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AT THE OPENING OF THEIR WEEK-LONG HEARINGS AT KITWE, THAT A THIRD WORLD WAR FOUGHT ON IDEOLOGICAL AS WELL AS RACIAL GROUNDS COULD BREAK OUT OVER SOUTHERN AFRICA - AND IT COULD BE A WAR TO END ALL WARS.

    THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES OF 24 COUNTRIES, CONCERNED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN COLONIAL COUNTRIES. IT MOVED TO KITWE AFTER A WEEK IN KINSHASA. IN KITWE, THE COMMITTEE'S HEARINGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DOMINATED BY PROBLEMS OF RHODESIA, SOUTH WEST AFRICA AD PORTUGUESE ANGOLA. THE DEMONSTRATORS WHO MET THE COMMITTEE AT NDOLA AIRPORT INCLUDED MEMBERS OF THE TWO AFRICAN NATIONALIST GROUP BANNED IN RHODESIA, ZANU AND ZAPU.

    THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARRIVED IN TWO PLANES, FIRST A DC-4 AND THEN A BAC 1-11 TWO HOURS LATER. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR. JOHN W.S. MALECELA, OF TANZANIA, ARRIVED ON THE SECOND PLANE. BOTH PLANES WERE MET AT NDOLA AIRPORT BY THE ZAMBIAN MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE WESTERN PROVINCE, MR. ANDREW MUTEMBA, AND LEADING MEMBERS OF ZAMBIA'S RULING UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE COMMITTEE OPENED ITS HEARINGS AT THE BUCHI HALL, IN KITWE. DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST COLONIALISM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA WERE AGAIN ON HAND AS THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARRIVED. LATER, THEIR OPENING SESSION WAS ADDRESSED BY PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA, WHO DESCRIBED SOUTHERN AFRICA AS BEING LIKE A DORMANT VOLCANO. NOBODY KNEW THAT WHEN IT WOULD ERUPT, BUT EVERYONE KNEW IT CERTAINLY WOULD. WHEN THAT HAPPENED, THE RESULTS WOULD BE DISASTROUS.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA SAID A WAR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA FOUGHT ON IDEOLOGICAL AS WELL AS RACIAL GROUNDS "WOULD BE A WAR NOT OF CONQUEST BUT OF EXTERMINATION AND WOULD CERTAINLY MAKE THE SECOND WORLD WAR LOOK LIKE A PLAY REHEARSAL". THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT ATTACKED BRITAIN'S POLICY ON RHODESIA AND REPEATED THE ZAMBIAN VIEW THAT THE PROBLEM OF THE BREAKAWAY COLONY COULD ONLY BE SOLVED BY FORCE.

    (BRITISH, ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE U.N. COMMITTEE, IS BOYCOTTING THIS TOUR. AFTER THE HEARINGS IN KITWE, THE COMMITTEE MOVES TO DAR-ES-SALAAM TO TURN ITS ATTENTION ONTO OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES STILL UNDER COLONIAL RULE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YP4VUK9MM4YKQY76EI0TMB6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YP4VUK9MM4YKQY76EI0TMB6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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