• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT TANZANIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) CELEBRATED THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION OF TANGANYIKA AND ZANZIBAR INTO TANZANIA.

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    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT TANZANIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) CELEBRATED THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION OF TANGANYIKA AND ZANZIBAR INTO TANZANIA. THE HIGHLIGHT WAS A PARADE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN DAR-ES-SALAAM. THIS WAS ATTENDED BY PRESIDENT NYERERE AND THE TWO VICE-PRESIDENTS, MR. KARUME AND MR. KAWAWA.

    ABOUT 500 PEOPLE TOOK PART NT HE UNION DAY PARADE TO THE STADIUM, WHERE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WERE WAITING. TRADITIONAL DANCERS IN NATIONAL COSTUME ENTERTAINED THE PEOPLE AND THEN THE FAMOUS STILT DANCERS CAME ON. HALF WAY THROUGH THE PROCEEDINGS, PRESIDENT NYERERE AND THE TWO VICE PRESIDENTS ARRIVED. THERE WAS THEN A GUARD OF HONOUR INSPECTION BY THE PRESIDENT, FOLLOWED BY A PARADE OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    PRESIDENT NYERERE IN HIS SPEECH MADE REFERENCE TO TANZANIA'S RECENT RECOGNITION OF THE BREAKAWAY NIGERIAN STATE OF BIAFRA. HE SAID THAT TANZANIA WOULD NOT BE PUSHED INTO UNITY LIKE ONE FLOCK OF SHEEP AND DID NOT EXPECT OTHERS TO UNITE OTHER THAN WILLINGLY. THE PRESIDENT ADDED THAT EACH AFRICAN TRIBE MIGHT WANT TO FLY ITS OWN FLAG AND MERE MENTION OF THIS CREATED FEAR AMONG AFRICAN NATIONS. BUT HE SAID THAT AFRICAN NATIONS COULD NOT REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF CRUELTY OF ITS PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3B6YSQ00DJSLEBNPE795H1W4O
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B6YSQ00DJSLEBNPE795H1W4O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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