French Somaliland where trouble threatens as Sunday's independence referendum draws near. Two rival factions are?
CU to SCU. CHILDREN RUNNING ALONG & SHOUTING,
CU's & GV. PEOPLE AT P.M.P. POLITICAL PARTY MEETING
CU's. GEN.DE GAULLE ON VISIT
CU's. DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE, MOSTLY SOMALI WHO WILL VOTE "NO"
GV.MAN DIVING INTO SWIMMING BATH, CU & SCU's. GIRLS IN BIKINIS, FRENCH SETTLERS EATING, STUDENTS LEAVING FRENCH LYCEE,
GV.PAN. DOCKS - IMPORTANT REFUELLING DEPOT FOR FRENCH SHIPS IN RED SEA
MV's. COFFEE BEANS FROM ETHIOPIA BEING UNLOADED GOODS TRAIN, AERIAL VIEW. COUNTRYSIDE.
GV. FRONTIER BARRIER - TRUCKLOAD OF "UNDESIRABLES" PASSING THROUGH, TO BE TAKEN BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY SO AS TO PREVENT TROUBLE & VIOLENCE DURING THE REFERENDUM
CU. (271-298') INTERVIEW WITH P.M.P.PARTY LEADER HASSAN GOULED WHO WAS ASKED IF THE PEOPLE WOULD ACCEPT RESULT OF REFERENDUM IF IT WENT AGAINST THEM. HE SAID "NO, SOMALI People WILL NEVER ACCEPT THE SITUATION" & VEHEMENTLY DENIED THAT HIS PARTY WANTED UNION WITH THE SOMALI REPUBLIC, HE INSISTED THAT THE COUNTRY WOULD BE PERFECTLY ECONOMICALLY VIABLE WITHOUT HELP FROM ANYONE
GV's. GOATHERD & GOATS, NOMADIC PEASANTS - AFARS WHO WANT TO STAY FRENCH POLLING BOOTH FRAMES ?- CONSTRUCTION OF POLLING BOOTHS HAS BEEN DELAYED TO PREVENT GOATS DESTROYING THEM.
CU. INTERVIEW WITH GOVERNOR (375-470') WHO STATED THAT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT THINKS THAT SOMALILAND IS A KEYSTONE IN THE AREA, AND HAS NO WISH TO SEE ANY DISTURBANCE IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD
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Background: French Somaliland where trouble threatens as Sunday's independence referendum draws near. Two rival factions are disputing the issue, the Afars who are related to the Ethiopians living to the North-West, and who want to stay French, and the Somalis, backed by the Somali Republic to the south which has claims on this last French toe-hold in Africa.
From the Somali capital