• Short Summary

    Vity, a small village in Southern Sudan has this week been resettled after lying deserted for over two years.

  • Description

    Vity, a small village in Southern Sudan has this week been resettled after lying deserted for over two years.

    Early in 1968, after persistent raids by rebel groups, the inhabitants packed some of their belongings and fled from the village for the safety of the bush and several smaller islands on one of the tributaries of the Nile River.

    Last year the Army made contact with the villagers, who are members of the Baria tribe, and assured them of protection against the raiders. A large police post.... manned by 21 heavily-armed recruits... was set up at Vity and as this became established earlier this week, the villagers returned cautiously to their normal daily activities.

    Over the rough tracks leading to the settlement the police also brought convicts to work in the fields. As the next police post is 40 miles away at Juba, its expected that the new post at Vity will remain indefinitely.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4NVEE1T2ZOZPBT4QIO4NTLKW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4NVEE1T2ZOZPBT4QIO4NTLKW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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