• Short Summary

    TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT MIDNIGHT, AS A NEW YEAR IS BORN, SO WILL DIE THE 10-YEAR-OLD FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND.

  • Description

    TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT MIDNIGHT, AS A NEW YEAR IS BORN, SO WILL DIE THE 10-YEAR-OLD FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND. ITS DISSOLUTION, DECIDED AT VICTORIA FALLS ONLY LAST JULY, POSED MANY NEW PROBLEMS: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND ... WHO OWNS THE VICTORIA FALLS?
    ONE OF AFRICA'S GREATEST SPECTACLES, THE MILE-LONG FALLS HAVE, IN FACT, BEEN DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA; BUT ONLY AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS. TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR TOURISTS - TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WHOM VISIT THE AREA EACH YEAR - BOTH GOVERNMENTS HAVE ALSO AGREED TO OPERATE A "RELAXED" POLICY OF CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION CONTROL ON THE NEW BORDERS.

    ANOTHER PROBLEM OF "WHO OWNS WHAT?" CONCERNED LAKE KARIBA, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MAN-MADE LAKE AND AFRICA'S LARGEST HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME. OPENED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER IN 1960, IT HAS ALREADY COST SOME GBP80 MILLION. ITS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION WILL NOW BE CONTINUED UNDER A SINGLE AUTHORITY REPRESENTING BOTH COUNTRIES.

    THE LAKE ITSELF, HOWEVER, IS BEING ROUGHLY DIVIDED IN HALF IN A TERRITORIAL TRUCE. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER. IT'S SPLIT - RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3QIH1E3OKSZBIH088VGMBFAH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3QIH1E3OKSZBIH088VGMBFAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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