• Short Summary

    Security along the north-east border of Rhodesia has been stepped up following an increase in guerrilla activity in the region.

  • Description

    Security along the north-east border of Rhodesia has been stepped up following an increase in guerrilla activity in the region.

    Earlier this month Rhodesian security forces killed four guerrillas and wounded another in a clash near the small town of Mount Darwin, only 37 miles (60 kms) from the Mozambique border.

    The Rhodesian government has accused the Mozambique authorities of allowing refuge for guerrillas operating in Rhodesia. Rhodesia has also claimed that the guerrillas have training camps on the Mozambique side of the border, from where they carry out raids into Rhodesia.

    The Rhodesian authorities have reported numerous guerrilla movement in the area around Mount Darwin over the past several weeks.

    The entire region is under a night curfew and local Africans are repeatedly checked for identity cards.

    As part of the tightening of security in the area, many Africans have been moved to what the Rhodesian government terms, "protected villages."
    The "villages" are surrounded by security fences and barbed wire and all residents must be in the cam by nightfall. When leaving for work during the day the Africans in the camp are searched by Rhodesian troops.

    Some of the "protected villages" are attached to missions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67099OUC082E7T5VJQJFX6WQ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA67099OUC082E7T5VJQJFX6WQ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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