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    DR. HASTINGS BANDA, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAWI, ARRIVED AT LONDON AIRPORT ON SATURDAY. HE?

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    DR. HASTINGS BANDA, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAWI, ARRIVED AT LONDON AIRPORT ON SATURDAY. HE JOINS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF TWENTY OTHER COUNTRIES ASSEMBLING FOR THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE OPENING IN LONDON ON THURSDAY. DR. BANDA WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY MALAWI'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO LONDON, HIS EXCELLENCY N.W. MBEKEANI.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT MALAWI HAS BEEN REPRESENTED AT THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTER'S CONFERENCE AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION. THE FORMER COLONY OF NYASALAND BECAME INDEPENDENT AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO MALAWI ON JULY 5 LAST YEAR.

    DR. BANDA COMES TO BRITAIN AFTER ELEVEN MONTHS OF UNEASY INDEPENDENCE. HIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN IN TURMOIL -BUT THROUGH IT ALL DR. BANDA HAS REMAINED IN POWER. A REBELLION, LED BY THE FORMER MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MR. CHIPEMBERE, HAS LED TO A NUMBER OF SHOOTING INCIDENTS - AND LESS THAN A MONTH AGO GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE IN ACTION AGAINST THE REBELS.

    NEVERTHELESS DR. BANDA HAS HIGH HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF MALAWI. HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS DEVELOPMENT PLANS OF ANY OF THE RECENTLY INDEPENDENT NATIONS. BY THE MIDDLE OF 1969 HE HOPES TO HAVE SPENT A TOTAL OF MORE THAN GBP44 MILLION STERLING IN DEVELOPING THE NATION'S RESOURCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I820C07WF1VZ2W7DP0T2IFKS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I820C07WF1VZ2W7DP0T2IFKS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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