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    A colourful military parade marked the 15th anniversary of Tanzania's independence in Dar-Es-Salaam on Thursday (9 December).

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    A colourful military parade marked the 15th anniversary of Tanzania's independence in Dar-Es-Salaam on Thursday (9 December).

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives from all branches of Tanzania's armed forces took part in the parade.

    Two of the guests of honour were Tanzanian Vice-President and Prime Minister Ndugu Kawawa and Mr. Moises Machel -- father of Mozambique President Samora Machel.

    Of course, the major guest of honour was President Julius Nyerere. He took the official salute after reviewing a guard of honour.

    It was on 9 December, 1961 that the former state of Tanganyika -- received independence from Britain. The islands of Zanzibar and Pemba joined Tanganyika in 1964 to become the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar -- renamed Tanzania in the same year. President Nyerere said the 15 years of independence had brought problems, but "by and large we have scored successes in all fields." He said Tanzania had earned the respect of both friends and enemies because of its steadfastness in "safeguarding our freedom and principles."
    After the march past, President Nyerere discussed plans for the government of his country over the next 15 years. He said the Tanzanian government would work to make the country "truly socialist". "We are committed to build a socialist country, but we have a long way to go before we can call ourselves true socialists," he said. His summation was a call for grater effort. "Let us on this day resolve to work hard wherever we are -- on the shamba, at the office and in the factory."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1QOKVL4F7PF6UW2N6VOR1S9N
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1QOKVL4F7PF6UW2N6VOR1S9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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