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    President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania attended a big parade in Zanzibar Town on Friday (26 April), marking the Tenth Anniversary of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

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    President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania attended a big parade in Zanzibar Town on Friday (26 April), marking the Tenth Anniversary of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

    The parade, in Zanzibar's Amaan Stadium, was attended by Tanzanian troops, marines, police, schoolchildren, and representatives of eleven Eastern and Central African countries. Foreign dignitaries, included Vice President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya and Prime Minister Mainza Chona of Zambla.

    The day of the anniversary parade, Friday, marked the date of union between the two countries....26 April, 1964. Both were previously British territories.

    Tanganyika was the first to claim its independence from Britain when, in 1961, President Julius Nyerere assumed control of the action. At that time the island of Zanzibar was still a Sultanate under British protection.

    After Zanzibar's independence in 1963, political fighting shook the "Spice Island". The decision to unite the island with mainland Tanganylka was largely the outcome of President Nyerer's policies. But the proposal also appealed to Zanzibar's autocratic ruler of the time, Sheikh Abeid Karume.

    The union was not always a solid one. During the rule of Sheikh Karume, the Zanzibar leader retained absolute control of all the island's affairs. It was only after Karume's assassination in 1972 that Zanzibar moved politically and commercially closer to President Nyerere's mainland Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6U9H8ZX1EIS8H5YO45MA6QTN
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6U9H8ZX1EIS8H5YO45MA6QTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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