• Short Summary

    In Angola, refugees from Namibia (South West Africa) have claimed that they were tortured and beaten by South African troops in their villages.

  • Description

    In Angola, refugees from Namibia (South West Africa) have claimed that they were tortured and beaten by South African troops in their villages. They have fled to refugee camps run by the Namibian group SWAPO - the South West African People's Organisation.

    SYNOPSIS: With the help of the Angolan government, SWAPO has opened a new camp for eight thousand refugees in the Rio Quanda Valley. Altogether, according to SWAPO, there are thirty thousand Namibian refugees now in Angola. South Africa controls Namibia under a United Nations mandate, but there has been disagreement with the UN over the form of elections which would lead to the territory's independence.

    Complaints of mistreatment by South African troops came from refugees who were interviewed by an East German television crew. The Kalimba family described what happened to them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99PTFVMWFBMJ5ENMV5CIYCXVZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA99PTFVMWFBMJ5ENMV5CIYCXVZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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