• Short Summary

    REPORTS FROM ZANZIBAR TODAY (WEDNESDAY), INDICATE THAT THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER HAS BEEN GIVEN 24-HOURS IN WHICH TO LEAVE THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    REPORTS FROM ZANZIBAR TODAY (WEDNESDAY), INDICATE THAT THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER HAS BEEN GIVEN 24-HOURS IN WHICH TO LEAVE THE ISLAND. BUT A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ZANZIBAR GOVERNMENT EMPHASISED THERE IS NO DANGER TO BRITISH RESIDENTS. THE MOVE IS PROMPTED BY BRITISH DELAY IN RECOGNISING THE NEW REGIME. IRRITATION AT THIS DELAY HAS BEEN EXPRESSED BY ZANZIBAR MINISTERS ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS. IN A RECENT INTERVIEW, THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAID: "THE ATTITUDE OF MANY OF OUR PEOPLE IS THAT AS BRITAIN HAS NOT RECOGNISED US, THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN UNTIL IT DOES. IT CAN THEN BE RE-OPENED."
    FILM FROM THE VISNEWS LIBRARY SHOWS THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER SUPERVISING EVACUATION OF BRITISH FAMILIES WHO ELECTED TO LEAVE THE ISLAND, FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL MID-JANUARY REVOLUTION, ABOARD THE SURVEY SHIP H.M.S MARSHAL JOHN OKELLO (WHOSE INFLUENCE IS NOW REPORTED TO BE ON THE DECLINE); AND THE NEW PRESIDENT AND LEADER OF THE AFRO-SHIRAZI PARTY, SHEIK OBEID KARUME. ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS ROUND-UP ARE BRIEF SCENES OF THE VIOLENCE THAT ACCOMPANIED THE UPRISING; AND SHOTS OF BRITISH TROOPS PATROLLING THE STREETS DURING THE ELECTIONS LAST JULY WHICH PRECEDED INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITISH RULE IN DECEMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77DGU6Q5PQC8LGBWLQ72EITPY
    Media URN:
    VLVA77DGU6Q5PQC8LGBWLQ72EITPY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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