• Short Summary

    THE TINY SPICE ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR, OFF THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA, BECOME INDEPENDENT AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, (MONDAY), BRINGING TO AN END ITS 73 YEARS AS A BRITISH PROTECTORATE.

  • Description

    THE TINY SPICE ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR, OFF THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA, BECOME INDEPENDENT AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, (MONDAY), BRINGING TO AN END ITS 73 YEARS AS A BRITISH PROTECTORATE.

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, WHO WILL HAND OVER THE INSTRUMENTS OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR, HEADS A LIST OF GUESTS FROM 70 COUNTRIES WHO WILL STAND THE CELEBRATIONS FOR ZANZIBAR, AND ITS TWIN ISLAND PEMBA.

    FLAGS AND BUNTING DECORATE THE ALLEYWAYS OF THE CITY OF ZANZIBAR, BUT THE MAIN COLOUR HAS COME FROM THE JACARANDA TREES AND BLOOMS WHICH FLANK THE MAIN ROADS AND THOROUGHFARES.

    REPORTS FROM THE ISLAND SAY THAT THE POPULATION HAS SHOWN LITTLE OUTWARD ENTHUSIASM FOR THE PROSPECT OF INDEPENDENCE. THE AFRICAN MINORITY FEAR THAT THEY WILL BE OVERWHELMED BY THE ARAB POPULATION, WHOSE PARTY IS ON POWER.

    OFFICIAL RECEPTIONS AND PARTIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT TOMORROW, (TUESDAY), AND THE STATE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, (DECEMBER 11).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABD6U5C1JK3IRAIHB7CIP0OPW0
    Media URN:
    VLVABD6U5C1JK3IRAIHB7CIP0OPW0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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