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    NYASALAND BECAME A SELF-GOVERNING COUNTRY ON FRIDAY, WITH DR. HASTINGS BANDA AS ITS FIRST PRIME?

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    NYASALAND BECAME A SELF-GOVERNING COUNTRY ON FRIDAY, WITH DR. HASTINGS BANDA AS ITS FIRST PRIME MINISTER.

    AFTER BEING SWORN IN AT A CEREMONY AT THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN ZOMBA, DR. BANDA DECLARED THAT NYASALAND WAS NOW "A BLACK MAN'S COUNTRY IN A BLACK MAN'S CONTINENT".

    A LARGE CROWD WAITED OUTSIDE THE ASSEMBLY FOR DR. BANDA'S ARRIVAL FOR THE CEREMONY, MARKING THE START OF THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS. WHILE THE SWEARING-IN WAS IN PROGRESS, THE CROWD CHANTED "KAMUZU NDI NKANGO" (BANDA IS A LION).

    DR. BANDA WAS SWORN IN BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR GLYN JONES. IN A SPEECH THE NEW PRIME MINISTER SAID THE DAY MARKED THE "BIRTH OF THE STATE OF MALAWI", THE AFRICAN NAME FOR NYASALAND. HE ANNOUNCED THAT NYASALAND WOULD BE SECEDING FROM THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION AND SAID "OUR INDEPENDENCE WILL START A CHAIN OF REACTION IN AFRICA."
    AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY WERE MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, LEADER OF NORTHERN RHODESIA'S UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY AND MR. JOSHUA NKOMO, FORMER LEADER OF ZAPU, THE BANNED ZIMBABWE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S UNION OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    (NYASALAND, WITH ITS THREE MILLIONS PEOPLE, IS ONE OF THE THREE TERRITORIES WHICH JOINED IN 1953 TO FORM THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION. ITS CHANGE TO A SELF GOVERNING COUNTRY IS THE LAST STEP BEFORE ATTAINING FULL INDEPENDENCE, AFTER 60 YEARS OF BRITISH RULE).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7RTFWEMD5FJMBNXLR1NP7I6D
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7RTFWEMD5FJMBNXLR1NP7I6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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