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    ZAMBIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CALL FOR HELP FROM ANY FRIENDLY COUNTRY TO GUARD THE KARIBA DAM, PRESIDENT KAUNDA TOLD A POLITICAL RALLY ON SUNDAY.

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    ZAMBIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CALL FOR HELP FROM ANY FRIENDLY COUNTRY TO GUARD THE KARIBA DAM, PRESIDENT KAUNDA TOLD A POLITICAL RALLY ON SUNDAY. THE RALLY CAME TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AFTER PRESIDENT KAUNDA'S REQUEST TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO SEND TROOPS TO KARIBA, ON THE ZAMBIA-RHODESIA BORDER.

    DURING HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT KAUNDA ELABORATED ON AN EARLIER STATEMENT IN WHICH HE SPOKE OF THE RHODESIA SITUATION AS BEING A SOURCE OF DANGER OF ANOTHER WORLD. HE SAID THAT IF HE WERE TO CALL FOR TROOPS FROM OTHER AFRICAN STATES THERE WOULD BE A RACIAL WAR, AND THAT IF HE CALLED UPON THE COMMUNIST NATIONS THE WEST WOULD SIDE WITH RHODESIA AND THE RUSSIANS WOULD BACK ZAMBIA AND THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES. "THERE WOULD BE A TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE," HE SAID.

    AFTER THE SPEECH, PRESIDENT KAUNDA JOINED HIS MINISTERS AND HIS WIFE IN A TRADITIONAL MEAL - FOLLOWED BY DANCING.

    NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT HAS BEEN MADE IN LONDON ABOUT DR. KAUNDA'S REQUEST FOR TROOPS, BUT THE CABINET HAS MET TO DISCUSS THE REQUEST. MR MALCOLM MACDONALD, BRITAIN'S SPECIAL ENVOY IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, IS ON HIS WAY BACK TO LUSAKA AFTER TALKS IN LONDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QXZZB69WYAD0XCNAWBEJWKEB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QXZZB69WYAD0XCNAWBEJWKEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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