• Short Summary

    HEADS OF STATE AND DELEGATIONS FROM MANY COUNTRIES GATHERED IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (23 AND 24 OCTOBER) FOR CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ZAMBIAN INDEPENDENCE.

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    HEADS OF STATE AND DELEGATIONS FROM MANY COUNTRIES GATHERED IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (23 AND 24 OCTOBER) FOR CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ZAMBIAN INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT KENNETH MAUNDA GREETED THE VISITING DIGNITARIES AT LUSAKA AIRPORT -- AMONG THEM SIR SERETSE KHAMA, PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA, AND CONGO BRAZZVILLE PRESIDENT MARIEN NGOUABI OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

    FROM MUMBLE BEGINNINGS AS A LITTLE KNOWN TERRITORY IN CENTRAL AFRICA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS NORTHERN RHODESIA, ZAMBIA HAS EMERGED AS A MAJOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FORCE ON THE AFRICAN SCENE.

    IN A NATION-WIDE TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST PRESIDENT KAUNDA NOTED THAT ZAMBIA NOW OFFERS FREE SCHOOLING AND MEDICINE AND HAS DEVELOPED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

    THE PRESIDENT ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS DETERMINED TO END ZAMBIA'S ECONOMIC DEPENDANCE ON COPPER AND WAS COMMITTED TO TURNING THE NATION INTO A MAJOR AGRICULTURAL COUNTRY OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

    ONE OF THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS INCLUDED A PARADE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED SCHOOLCHILDREN WHO WERE ALL BORN OF OR AROUND 24 OCTOBER TEN YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HDCQ31ZNO66Y7TMZX34YK922
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HDCQ31ZNO66Y7TMZX34YK922
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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