• Short Summary

    AFRICAN STATES AT THE UNITED NATIONS ARE PLANNING TO EXERT FURTHER PRESSURE ON BRITAIN FOR A STRONGER LINE OVER RHODESIA.

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    AFRICAN STATES AT THE UNITED NATIONS ARE PLANNING TO EXERT FURTHER PRESSURE ON BRITAIN FOR A STRONGER LINE OVER RHODESIA. DELEGATES FROM GHANA, MALI, SENEGAL AND NIGERIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TOLD THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ANNOUNCED BY BRITAIN WERE INADEQUATE -- AND IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT AN AFRICAN SPONSORED RESOLUTION DEMANDING FIRMER MEASURES AGAINST THE ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE PUT TO THE COUNCIL WHEN IT MEETS LATER TODAY.

    AFRICAN LEADERS IN MANY COUNTRIES HAVE ECHOED THE CALL FOR TOUGHER MEASURES TO PROTECT RHODESIA'S FOUR MILLION AFRICANS. THEIR STATEMENTS HAVE RANGED FROM TACIT, IF CRITICAL, SUPPORT FOR THE SANCTIONS TO DEMANDS FOR THE USE OF FORCE.

    AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE SPOKEN OUT HAVE BEEN NIGERIA'S PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA, WHO SAID THAT THERE COULD BE NO OTHER REMEDY TO THE REBELLION THAN TO CRUSH IT BY FORCE. IN DAR-ES-SALAAM, THE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA, MR. JULIUS NYERERE, SAID THAT AFRICAN COUNTRIES MUST BE PREPARED TO ACT ON THEIR OWN. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT TANZANIA HAD BANNED ALL TRADE WITH RHODESIA.

    SO FAR, SOUTH AFRICA IS THE ONLY NATION TO TAKE NO ACTION AGAINST THE SMITH GOVERNMENT. DR. VERWOERD, SOUTH AFRICA'S PRIME MINISTER, SAID THAT HIS COUNTRY INTENDED TO PRESERVE FRIENDSHIP WITH WHATEVER GOVERNMENT THE RHODESIAN PEOPLE SAW FIT TO CHOOSE. THE NEWS OF THE ILLEGAL DECLARATION AROUSED CONSIDERABLE INTEREST THROUGHOUT THE REPUBLIC, WITH A HEAVY DEMAND FOR THE NEWSPAPERS THAT CARRIED THE STORY REPORTING RHODESIA'S DECLARATION.

    IN RHODESIA, THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE VISIBLE REACTION AND THE MAJOR CITIES, IN THE MAIN, ARE REPORTED TO BE CALM. BUT NEAR BULAWAYO, RHODESIA'S SECOND CITY, DISTURBANCES ARE SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED IN NATIVE TOWNSHIPS WITH AFRICANS STONING CARS AND GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED BEER HALLS. THE RHODESIAN POLICE SAY THAT IN THESE INCIDENTS NO WHITES WERE INVOLVED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DFRNH5JG60HBYWD8I42ITIE4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DFRNH5JG60HBYWD8I42ITIE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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