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    A NORTHERN RHODESIAN AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION, TODAY, (MONDAY) WALKED OUT OF A LONDON CONFERENCE ON THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, BECAUSE BRITAIN'S CENTRAL AFRICAN AFFAIRS MINISTER.

  • Description

    A NORTHERN RHODESIAN AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION, TODAY, (MONDAY) WALKED OUT OF A LONDON CONFERENCE ON THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, BECAUSE BRITAIN'S CENTRAL AFRICAN AFFAIRS MINISTER. MR. R.A.BUTLER, HAD NOT PROMISED THAT THEIR COUNTRY COULD SECEDE FROM THE FEDERATION.

    THE DELEGATION LEADERS, MR. KENNETH KAUNDA AND MR. HARRY NKUMBULA, SAID IN A STATEMENT , THAT THE CONFERENCE ENDED IN A WALKOUT AS A RESULT OF MR. BUTLER'S FAILURE TO GIVE A CATEGORICAL ASSURANCE, AT THIS STAGE, TO THE EFFECT THAT NORTHERN RHODESIA CAN AND WILL SECEDE FROM THE FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND. THEY SAID THE DELEGATION WOULD STAY IN LONDON AWAITING "MR. BUTLER'S NEXT MOVE."
    THE AFRICAN LEADERS HAD MADE IT CLEAR EARLIER THAT THEY WERE TAKING A FIRM STAND ON THE SECESSION ISSUE, AND EXPECTED THAT NORTHERN RHODESIA WOULD WIN THE SAME RIGHT AS NYASALAND TO SECEDE.

    MR. BUTLER IS REPORTEDLY EXPECTED TO USE HIS DIPLOMATIC SKILL TO GET THE TALKS GOING AGAIN, AND THE HALT MAY BE ONLY TEMPORARY. HE HAS ALREADY HAD TALKS WITH MR. WINSTON FIELD, THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, AND IS TRYING TO GET THE LEADERS OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS TOGETHER IN A FULL-SCALE CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE, PROBABLY IN RHODESIA IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS YEAR.

    HE HOPE SOME ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ASSOCIATION CAN BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE TWO RHODESIANS. BUT THE NORTHERN RHODESIANS, WHO WANT THE FEDERATION BROKEN UP, HAVE MADE IT PLAIN THAT THEY WILL NOT DISCUSS ANY ALTERNATIVES UNTIL BRITAIN GIVES THEM THE PROMISE OF SECESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9P9H4T4HYZTGV0UAMOZGIXE1
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9P9H4T4HYZTGV0UAMOZGIXE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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