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    DR.HASTINGS BANDA, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAWI, HAS RETURNED HOME FROM THE LONDON COMMONWEALTH PRIME?

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    DR.HASTINGS BANDA, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAWI, HAS RETURNED HOME FROM THE LONDON COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE.HE WAS GREETED AT BLANTYRE AIRPORT BY MINISTERS AND A LARGER APPLAUDING CROWD.

    ON HIS WAY HOME, THE PRIME MINISTER HAD MADE A BRIEF STOP AT SALISBURY, RHODESIA (SEE 6323/65 SERVICED 5 JULY.)
    TO NEWSMEN AT BLANTYRE AIRPORT HE REFERRED TO THE RHODESIAN ISSUE DISCUSSED AT THE LONDON CONFERENCE.HE SAID HE HAS NO INTENTION OF BECOMING INVOLVED IN IT.IT WAS A POLITICAL PROBLEM THAT NEEDED TO BE SETTLED BY CONSTITUTIONAL MEANS BETWEEN THE RHODESIAN NATIONALIST LEADERS, AND HE WAS OPTIMISTIC THAT THIS WOULD BE ACHIEVED IN DUE COURSE.

    LAST NIGHT, (SUNDAY) ON THE EVE OF MALAWI'S FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, DR.BANDA ANNOUNCED IN A BROADCAST HE HAD SIGNED AMNESTY ORDERS RELEASING MORE THAN 1,000 PRISONERS.HE ALSO SAID THAT DISSIDENTS RELEASED FROM DETENTION WHO MISBEHAVED WOULD BE BROUGHT BACK AND NOT RELEASED "TILL DOOMSDAY."
    TODAY, THE PRIME MINISTER WITH MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ATTENDED A UNITED CHURCH SERVICE TO MARK THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS.ON TUESDAY, THE ANNIVERSARY DATE, HE WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AND LATER ATTEND A STATE BANQUET.ON WEDNESDAY, PARLIAMENT OPENS IN STATE AND A STATE BALL WILL BE HELD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8K9ZJFLA9SD9XW9TTJ8AZFD9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K9ZJFLA9SD9XW9TTJ8AZFD9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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