• Short Summary

    DR KENNETH KAUNDA'S UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF NORTHERN RHODESIA HAS MADE A CLEAN SWEEP IN THE BAROTSELAND ELECTIONS.

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    DR KENNETH KAUNDA'S UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF NORTHERN RHODESIA HAS MADE A CLEAN SWEEP IN THE BAROTSELAND ELECTIONS. U.N.I.P. WON ALL 25 ELECTED SEATS IN THE 90-STRONG NATIONAL COUNCIL, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN MONGU, THE CAPITAL, TODAY (SUNDAY). HOWEVER, THE PARTY STILL FACES A HEAVY MAJORITY OF COUNCILLORS NOMINATED BY THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OR "LITUNGA", SIR MWANAWINA LEWANIKA. FILM INCLUDES A SHOT OF SIR MWANAWINA SITTING ON HIS CEREMONIAL THRONE, AS WELL AS GENERAL SCENES OF HIS SUBJECTS AT WORK.

    BAROTSELAND, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE WITHIN NORTHERN RHODESIA, IS RULED WITH WIDE AUTHORITY BY THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF. JUST OVER 300,000 PEOPLE LIVE IN THE POCKET-SIZED TERRITORY OF CROCODILE-INFESTED RIVERS, VIRGIN BUSH AND DUSTY PLAINS. THEY LOOK UPON THEIR RULER WITH AWE AND GREAT RESPECT. MEETINGS WITH HIM MEAN A LOT OF KNEELING AND HAND-CLAPPING.

    HIS TWO SENIOR LIEUTENANTS ARE PRIME MINISTER NGAMBELA SISUBO AND ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY KTEEMA MUSIALELA. BUT THEIR POWER IS MINOR COMPARED TO THE LITUNGA'S. SIR MWANAWINA SPENDS HIS TIME AT HIS PALACE IN LEALUI, ON THE GREAT BAROTSE PLAIN, UNTIL THE ANNUAL RAINS WHICH FLOOD THE PLAIN WHEN HE MOVES WITH GREAT CEREMONY BACK TO HIS OTHER PALACE AT MONGU.

    CONDITIONS ARE STILL VERY PRIMITIVE. TRADE IS BARELY NEGLIGIBLE, MOST OF IT COMING FROM SELLING FISH AND CATTLE. MANY MEN MIGRATE FOR PERIODS TO WORK IN THE NORTHERN RHODESIAN COPPERBELT, LEAVING THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN TO DO THE AGRICULTURAL WORK AND FISHING. BAROTSELAND IS ADMINISTERED BY NORTHERN RHODESIA, BUT BRITAIN - WHICH INCORPORATED ITS TERRITORY INTO ITS EMPIRE IN 1924 - HAS THE LAST WORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPZ4XM1PTX9UCO5BSNFU3R9US
    Media URN:
    VLVADPZ4XM1PTX9UCO5BSNFU3R9US
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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