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    The former prison fortress of Fort Jesus off Mombasa, Kenya, officially became a national museum Oct. 29 when visiting Vice-Premier Pedro Pereira of Portugal opened it to the strains of the anthems of Portugal, Zanzibar and Britain.

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    The former prison fortress of Fort Jesus off Mombasa, Kenya, officially became a national museum Oct. 29 when visiting Vice-Premier Pedro Pereira of Portugal opened it to the strains of the anthems of Portugal, Zanzibar and Britain.

    Fort Jesus was built around the year 1600 when Portuguese explorers first came to this part of the world, and has seen a great amount of blood-spilling during its chequered history.

    The six-day visit of Dr. Pereira - during which he was also to unveil a statue of the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, at Malindi - has been boycotted by both the African and Indian communities...the Africans over Portuguese East Africa; and the Indians over Goa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BQPJFI03WA0JUARXV146591Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BQPJFI03WA0JUARXV146591Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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