• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KARUME OF ZANZIBAR FLEW TO DAR-ES-SALAAM ON MONDAY FOR THE FORMAL EXCHANGE OF INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION MERGING THE ISLAND WITH TANGANYIKA IN A UNITED REPUBLIC.

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    PRESIDENT KARUME OF ZANZIBAR FLEW TO DAR-ES-SALAAM ON MONDAY FOR THE FORMAL EXCHANGE OF INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION MERGING THE ISLAND WITH TANGANYIKA IN A UNITED REPUBLIC.

    PRESIDENT KARUME WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF ZANZIBAR REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL, INCLUDING SHEIKH ABDUL RAHAMN BABU, THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

    THEY WERE WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT NYERERE, VICE-PRESIDENT RASHIDI KAWAWA, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TANGANYIKA GOVERNMENT, AND DIPLOMATS.

    SHEIKH KARUME, HIS VICE-PRESIDENT, ABDULLAH KASSIM HANGA, PRESIDENT NYERERE AND VICE-PRESIDENT KAWAWA TOOK THE SALUTE AND INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR OF NIGERIAN TROOPS AS A POLICE BAND PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    LATER IN THE DAY, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT MR NYERERE HAD BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE NEW REPUBLIC AND SHEIKH KARUME ITS FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT. AN AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE SAID AND EXCHANGE OF DOCUMENTS HAD AMOUNTED TO THE SWEARING-IN OF A NEW EXECUTIVE.

    THE FINAL STAMP OF APPROVAL TO THE UNION WAS GIVEN ON SATURDAY WHEN THE TANGANYIKAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PASSED A BILL APPROVING ITS FORMATION. THE ZANZIBAR REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL ALSO APPROVED OF THE UNION. PRESIDENT NYERERE AND SHEIKH KARUME SIGNED "ARTICLES OF UNION" IN A SURPRISE MOVE IN ZANZIBAR LAST WEDNESDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0KO9BP96ZJ4WO3TAGT2NFPNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0KO9BP96ZJ4WO3TAGT2NFPNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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