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    Already strained relation between Kenya and Tanzania deteriorated still further on Tuesday (31 December) after Tanzania banned all Kenya lorries from using its roads in transit to Zambia.

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    Already strained relation between Kenya and Tanzania deteriorated still further on Tuesday (31 December) after Tanzania banned all Kenya lorries from using its roads in transit to Zambia.

    Kenya's government-controlled transport company, Kenatco, promptly retaliated by halting all traffic destined for both Zambia and Tanzania. The move followed a statement by the Tanzanian Ministry of Works that "as long as Kenya unilaterally seals its borders with Tanzania, Kenatco trucks will be forbidden to carry but any trade with Zambia using Tanzanian roads."
    Adding to the disputes, Kenya newspapers have scoused Tanzania of expelling hundreds or even thousands of Kenya citizen in recent months, and have called on the government to out all Tanzanians working in Kenya. More than 50,000 Tanzanians work in the Kenya port city of Mombasa alone.

    The dispute between the two normally friendly countries began 1 December, when Tanzania imposed ??? Kenyan lorries exceeding 18.5 tons from using its northern road routes to land-locked Zambia, with which Kenya has a thriving two-way trade, Tanzania attributed the van to a need for extensive road repairs -- to reason not accepted by either Kenya or Zambia. They are convinced that Tanzania, suffering severe economic problems, wants a there of their trade, and in seeking to gain it by its suggested alternative of moving goods by ??? to Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital, from where thy would be carried to Zambia in tanzanian lorries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9RMDS9DTDSN6TI4BLI8CJN9U
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9RMDS9DTDSN6TI4BLI8CJN9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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