• Short Summary

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXPLORATORY TALKS BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE ILLEGAL RHODESIAN REGIME HAS BROUGHT STRONG REACTIONS IN ZAMBIA, RHODESIA'S NORTHERN NEIGHBOUR.

  • Description

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXPLORATORY TALKS BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE ILLEGAL RHODESIAN REGIME HAS BROUGHT STRONG REACTIONS IN ZAMBIA, RHODESIA'S NORTHERN NEIGHBOUR. A STUDENT RIOT OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN LUSAKA RESULTED IN ABOUT 70 ARRESTS, AND PRESIDENT KAUNDA HAS STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE LATEST MOVES.

    WHILE THE STUDENTS WERE STONING THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION AND RIPPING UP THE UNION JACK, PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS SEEING BRITAIN'S ROVING AMBASSADOR IN CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICA, MR. MALCOLM MACDONALD.

    MR. MACDONALD HAD FLOWN TO LUSAKA FROM LONDON TO SEE PRESIDENT KAUNDA. AFTER THEIR MEETING, THE PRESIDENT REFUSED TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH THE BRITISH REPRESENTATIVE, WHO LEFT FROM LUSAKA AIRPORT SOON AFTERWARD.

    AT THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, POLICE WERE BUNDLING RIOTERS INTO TRUCKS. LATER PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS AT THE AIRPORT HIMSELF BEFORE LEAVING TO ADDRESS A RALLY ON THE COPPERBELT. BEFORE HE FLEW OUT HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE STRONGLY DISAPPROVED OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S NEW MOVES.

    HE SAID THAT HE WOULD GIVE BRITAIN SEVEN DAYS IN WHICH TO MAKE DEFINITE MOVES TO END RHODESIA'S ILLEGAL INDEPENDENCE, BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED WHAT INDEPENDENT ACTION ZAMBIA INTENDED TAKING.

    MR. MACDONALD AND PRESIDENT KAUNDA WEREN'T THE ONLY DEPARTURES FROM LUSAKA AIRPORT. IN A CEREMONY, ZAMBIAN OFFICIALS AND AMERICAN AND CANADIAN DIPLOMATS MARKED THE END OF THE FUEL AIRLIFT TO ZAMBIA THAT CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN OPERATING FROM THE CONGO.

    AFTER A CANADIAN HERCULES TRANSPORT HAD DELIVERED THE LAST LOAD OF OIL, ZAMBIA'S MINISTER FOR COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR. D. MWIINGA, PRESENTED SCROLLS TO THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO ZAMBIA, MR. ROBERT GOOD, AND THE CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE CONGO, MR. GORDON BROWN. IMPROVED ROAD FACILITIES FOR BRINGING IN FUEL HAD MADE THE AIRLIFT UNNECESSARY, ALTHOUGH THE BRITISH AIRLIFT FROM TANZANIA IS CONTINUING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UG1A6ZC71ALMFTTZAS381RAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UG1A6ZC71ALMFTTZAS381RAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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