• Short Summary

    TEN MILLION TANZANIANS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CELEBRATED TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS: THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    TEN MILLION TANZANIANS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CELEBRATED TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS: THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC. PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE LED THE CELEBRATIONS, AND HIS CHIEF GUEST WAS PRESIDENT ADEN ABDULLAH OSMAN OF SOMALIA, WHO IS ON A STATE VISIT.

    IT WAS ON DECEMBER 9, 1961 THAT TANGANYIKA, AS IT WAS THEN BEFORE ITS UNION LAST YEAR WITH ZANZIBAR, GOT ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE BRITISH. DR NYERERE WAS ITS FIRST PRIME MINISTER. A YEAR LATER, THE COUNTRY BECAME A REPUBLIC, WITH DR NYERERE AS PRESIDENT.

    VICE-PRESIDENT KAWAWA CALLED FOR UNITY AMONG THE PEOPLE TO PROTECT TANZANIA'S INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE "AGAINST ALL DANGERS, WHETHER OF SUBVERSION OR ATTACK." FURTHERMORE, THIS UNITY WAS NECESSARY "TO COMPLETE THE WORK OF OBTAINING FREEDOM THROUGHOUT OUR CONTINENT."
    THEN, THE SPEAKER PRESENTED DR NYERERE WITH A CYLINDER CONTAINING A SCROLL OF COPPER FOIL BEARING THE NAMES OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. DR NYERERE PLACED IT IN A CAVITY AT THE FOOT OF THE MONUMENT, WHICH HAS THEN SEALED FOR POSTERITY AS A REMINDER OF PARLIAMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE AND THE SAFETY AND PROGRESS OF TANZANIA.

    MEANWHILE, THE TWO PRESIDENTS HAVE GONE TO ARUSHA, NORTHERN TANZANIA, FOR DISCUSSIONS, WHICH ARE CERTAIN TO INCLUDE RHODESIA. 35 AFRICAN NATIONS HAVE TOLD BRITAIN THAT IF THE REBELLION IS NOT CRUSHED BY NEXT WEDNESDAY THEY WILL SEVER TIES WITH LONDON. TANZANIA HAS ALSO THREATENED TO LEAVE THE COMMONWEALTH.

    (PRESIDENT OSMAN IS DUE TO END HIS FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TOMORROW).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QGGNXNEHUIV3FXGELCAX58B6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QGGNXNEHUIV3FXGELCAX58B6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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