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    Tanzania has promised full support to the Comoro islands in their struggle to wrest Mayotte Island, a member of the group, from French control.

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    Tanzania has promised full support to the Comoro islands in their struggle to wrest Mayotte Island, a member of the group, from French control.

    SYNOPSIS: The Vice-President of the newly independent Comoros, Mohamed Hassanaly, arrived in Dar Es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital, on Tuesday (10 August) for a four-day official visit. He was met by Tanzania's first Vice President and leader of Zanzibar, Sheikh Aboued Jumbe.

    The Comoros are a group of four main islands in the Indian Ocean, off the East Africa coast. They were given independence from France earlier this year -- but without Mayotte, the fourth island in the group, which voted to stay French.

    Vice President Jumbe attacked the western powers for their Indian Ocean presence -- criticising the United States for its occupation of Diego Garcia and condemning France for its plans to build a military base on Mayotte. The Comoro government has promised to wrest control of Mayotte from France, and Sheikh Jumbe said the whole of Africa should also support the struggle.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYR0ZECGB9QU4350LBNF42OZH
    Media URN:
    VLVABYR0ZECGB9QU4350LBNF42OZH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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