• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RENEWED HIS PLEA IN LUSAKA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FOR BRITISH TROOPS TO BE MOVED INTO RHODESIA, SAYING THE KARIBA DAM BELONGED JOINTLY TO ZAMBIA AND RHODESIA AND THAT MUST BE SAFEGUARDED FOR BOTH COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RENEWED HIS PLEA IN LUSAKA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FOR BRITISH TROOPS TO BE MOVED INTO RHODESIA, SAYING THE KARIBA DAM BELONGED JOINTLY TO ZAMBIA AND RHODESIA AND THAT MUST BE SAFEGUARDED FOR BOTH COUNTRIES. THE PRESIDENT SAID ZAMBIAN LEADERS REALISED THAT SENDING THEIR OWN TROOPS INTO RHODESIA TO SAFEGUARD THE KARIBA POWER INSTALLATIONS WOULD MEAN A RACIAL WAR WHICH WOULD LEAVE SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVASTATED.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA TOLD THE LONDON "DAILY TELEGRAPH'S" CORRESPONDENT IN LUSAKA THAT HE WAS WRITING TO OTHER MEMBER-NATIONS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, TELLING THEM THEY WOULD CREATE A PROBLEM BY BREAKING OFF DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH BRITAIN - AS THE HAVE THREATENED TO DO IF THE RHODESIAN BREAKAWAY IS NOT ENDED BY NEXT WEDNESDAY. ONLY BRITAIN, HE SAID, COULD AVERT A RACIAL WAR IN AFRICA.

    THE KARIBA DAM, STRADDLING THE ZAMBEZI RIVER BETWEEN ZAMBIA AND RHODESIA, COST ABOUT GBP60,000,000 AND IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENTS. ITS ARTIFICIAL LAKE - THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD - STRETCHES ALONG THE ZAMBESI RIVER FOR ABOUT 200 MILES. ITS TURBINES PROVIDE POWER TO BOTH COUNTRIES.

    THE POWER INSTALLATIONS, WHICH BEGAN OPERATING IN 1959, ARE SITUATED ON THE RHODESIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER. KARIBA ELECTRICITY IS VITAL TO ZAMBIA'S COPPER INDUSTRY BUT NOT TO IMPORTANT TO RHODESIA, WHICH COULD IF NECESSARY BRING BACK INTO OPERATION THE VARIOUS CONVENTIONAL POWER HOUSES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. RHODESIA COULD, IF IT WISHED, CUT OFF POWER TO ZAMBIA BY SIMPLY BLOWING UP THE DAM INSTALLATIONS.

    LATE NEWS: IT WAS REPORTED TODAY THAT ZAMBIA HAS ASKED BRITAIN FOR EVIDENCE FOLLOWING A STATEMENT LAST WEEKEND BY BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, THAT RHODESIANS HAD ALREADY MINED THE KARIBA DAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC4KAQ89835SQQCI7DK0BHXU88
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4KAQ89835SQQCI7DK0BHXU88
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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