On Thursday (12 January) the Zanzibar half of the United Republic of Tanzania celebrated its 14th Anniversary of Independence.
GV President Nyerere out of aircraft and greeted by Vice President of Tanzania Aboud Jumbe. (3 shots)
GV Tribal dancers performing dances of welcome. (3 shots)
MV Vice President Jumbe leaves car at stadium and salutes officers.
GV Band and marchers march past President Nyerere and Vice President Jumbe. (3 shots)
SV Band playing on arena.
SV Nyerere and Jumbe watch as women's group march past. (3 shots)
SV AND GV PAN Soldiers march past. (2 shots)
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Background: On Thursday (12 January) the Zanzibar half of the United Republic of Tanzania celebrated its 14th Anniversary of Independence.
SYNOPSIS: From the mainland came President Nyerere. He was met at Zanzibar airport by Vice President Ndugu Aboud Jumbe, who is President of Zanzibar. Zanzibar was originally colonised by Arabs from Oman and was a centre for slave and ivory trading.
The centre of the Indian Ocean island's celebrations was the Amaan stadium, where groups representing all aspects of Zanzibar life were to march past the President and Vice President and official guests. Zanzibar had been a British protectorate since 1890 and was granted independence in 1963. But Zanzibaris date what they say is their true independence from 12 January, 1964, when the Arab Government was overthrown, and the ruling Sultan sent into exile.
President Nyerere later addressed the celebrating crowds, urging them to guard their independence well. He used the occasion to condemn apartheid in southern Africa saying that those who oppressed people by force should be overthrown by force. Zanzibar united with what was Tanganyika three months after the overthrow of the Arab Government in 1964 to form the one Republic of Tanzania but it has retained its own identity; particularly in its traditional role of supplier of 80 percent of the world cloves.