• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF WATUTSI TRIBESMEN, FLEEING FROM RWANDA ACROSS THE UGANDA BORDER, ARE NOW BEING RESETTLED BY THE UGANDA AUTHORITIES AIDED BY INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ORGANISATIONS.

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    THOUSANDS OF WATUTSI TRIBESMEN, FLEEING FROM RWANDA ACROSS THE UGANDA BORDER, ARE NOW BEING RESETTLED BY THE UGANDA AUTHORITIES AIDED BY INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ORGANISATIONS. THE PROBLEM STEMS ORIGINALLY FROM JULY, 1962. WHEN RUANDA-URUNDI -- ADMINISTERED BY BELGIUM UNDER UNITED NATIONS TRUSTEESHIP -- BECAME TWO INDEPENDENT STATES. RWANDI AND BURUNDI.

    THE BAHUTU TRIBESMEN IN RWANDA HAVE SINCE BROKEN THE POWER OF THE BIGGER WATUTSIS. THEIR OVERLORDS FOR MANY YEARS, AND THE RWANDA GOVERNMENT IS NOW BAHUTU-LED. BUT, ACCORDING TO GENEVA RELIEF AGENCIES, THE LONG-SMOULDERING RESENTMENT HAS RECENTLY FLARED INTO A WAVE OF KILLING WHICH ALREADY HAS COST THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF WATUTSIS.

    OFFICIAL FIGURES SHOW THAT SOME 130,000 WATUTSIS HAVE BECOME REFUGEES IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES -- PRINCIPALLY IN THE CONGO, UGANDA AND BURUNDI. MOST ARE LIVING IN SPECIAL CAMPS SET UP NEAR THE RWANDA FRONTIERS.

    FROM THESE CAMPS THE REFUGEE TRIBESMEN HAVE STAGED A NUMBER OF ATTACKS ON THE RWANDA BAHUTU. THESE IN TURN HAVE MADE THE PROBLEM WORSE; LEADING TO REPRISALS. A UNITED NATIONS INQUIRY MISSION, INVESTIGATING THE PROBLEM, HAS SO FAR FAILED TO PRODUCE ANY EFFECTIVE SOLUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA667G15JG3VE9Z2IRKZN78CBD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA667G15JG3VE9Z2IRKZN78CBD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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