• Short Summary

    ABOUT 700 SOMALIAN SHIFTAS HAVE RETURNED TO SURRENDER IN KENYA AFTER ALMOST FOUR YEARS OF FIGHTING AND RAIDING ACROSS THE NORTHERN FRONTIER.

  • Description

    ABOUT 700 SOMALIAN SHIFTAS HAVE RETURNED TO SURRENDER IN KENYA AFTER ALMOST FOUR YEARS OF FIGHTING AND RAIDING ACROSS THE NORTHERN FRONTIER.

    AT THE TIME OF KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE, WHEN BRITAIN MOVED OUT, THE QUESTION OF KENYA'S NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT WAS LEFT UNSOLVED. THERE WERE CONSTANT RAIDS BY SHIFTAS FROM SOMALIA, WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY LIVED IN KENYA AND THIS TIED DOWN A MAJOR PORTION OF THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES IN THIS ARID DESERT AREA.

    THE TOURIST INDUSTRY WAS ALSO AFFECTED BECAUSE THE AREA WAS FORBIDDEN FOR VISITORS. ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT KAUNDA SOLVED THE DISPUTE LAST YEAR AND SINCE THEN RELATIONS HAVE BEEN ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) A PARTY OF NEWSMEN AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS VISITED MAGOGASHI, WHERE 700 SHIFTAS HAD SURRENDERED. THEY HAVE RETURNED TO KENYA WITH ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS. THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED THEN AID IN SETTLING IN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC72C2TC5AQRDL5EM9IBF3XMCX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC72C2TC5AQRDL5EM9IBF3XMCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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