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    Zanzibar, now part of the Republic of Tanzania, on Friday (January 12) celebrated the ninth anniversary of its revolution with parades and a mass rally in the Chinese-built Amaan stadium.

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    Zanzibar, now part of the Republic of Tanzania, on Friday (January 12) celebrated the ninth anniversary of its revolution with parades and a mass rally in the Chinese-built Amaan stadium. In his speech to the mass rally, President Aboud Jumbe pledged to follow the path of his predecessor, Sheikh Abeid Karume, who was assassinated on April 7 last year. President Jumbe promised support for liberation movements throughout Africa. Reviewing Zanibar's history up to the revolution, he criticised Britain for granting the island independence under the sultan Arab minority in 1963. Until the 1964 revolution. Zanzibar had been governed for centuries as an Arab sultanate.

    SYNOPSIS: Zanzibar celebrated the anniversary of its revolution on Friday with parades and a mass rally in the Chinese-built Amaan stadium. President Aboud Jumbe, who addressed the rally, said he intended to follow the path of his predecessor, Sheikh Abeid Karume, who was assassinated in April last year.

    The celebrations, with the emphasis on military ceremony, mark Zanzibar's ninth year as part of the Republic of Tanzania. Until 1964, the spice island of Zanzibar was governed for centuries as an Arab sultanate.

    President Jumbe promised the support and assistance of the people of Zanzibar for liberation movements throughout Africa.

    The military parade through the stadium was led by representatives of all services carrying a portrait of the assassinated Sheikh Abeid Ka???me. President Jumbe said the memory at Sheikh Karume could not be erased because of his services t the people of Zanzibar. He said the memory was part of the freedom now enjoyed by the people.

    Reviewing the history of Zanzibar up to the revolution, President Jumbe criticised Britain for granting the island independence in 1963 under the rule of the sultan Arab minority.

    The parade at the stadium wasn't restricted to military and police units, groups such as this youth organisation also took part. Although they made commendable attempt of the emulate the high-stepping march of the armed forces, the younger marchers demonstrated there were a few fine points still to master. Their energy and enthusiasm couldn't be faulted but this in itself seemed to cause a slight problem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FT59YLE00UQNF9LHUGDYZDJN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FT59YLE00UQNF9LHUGDYZDJN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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