• Short Summary

    RECENT FILM FROM ANGOLA SHOWS REBEL PRISONERS AT CATETE, AND PORTUGUESE MILITARY PATROLS PROTECTING COTTON PICKERS IN THE CATETE REGION - SOUTH EAST OF LUANDA - AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS.

  • Description

    RECENT FILM FROM ANGOLA SHOWS REBEL PRISONERS AT CATETE, AND PORTUGUESE MILITARY PATROLS PROTECTING COTTON PICKERS IN THE CATETE REGION - SOUTH EAST OF LUANDA - AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS.

    ANGOLA'S MAIN COTTON BELT STRETCHES OVER 60 MILES FROM THE VILLAGE OF CATETE TO MARIA TEREZA. A SMALLER COTTON CENTRE IS AT BAIXA DE CASSANGE IN THE MALANGE DISTRICT. ALTHOUGH COTTON - AS COMPARED WITH COFFEE AND MAIZE - IS OF LESSER IMPORTANCE TO ANGOLA'S ECONOMY, IT PROVIDES THE NATIVE POPULATION OF THE CATETE REGION WITH A GOOD STANDARD OF LIVING. THE COTTON IS OF EXCELLENT QUALITY AND ANNUAL PRODUCTION AVERAGES SEVERAL THOUSAND TONS.

    THE ANGOLA REBELS, NOW HARD PRESSED AT THEIR STRONGHOLD IN THE NORTHERN AREAS, ARE STILL ENGAGED IN GUERILLA OPERATIONS CONCENTRATED ON COTTON AND COFFEE PLANTATIONS. MANY ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN CATETE BY SEVERAL HUNDRED PORTUGUESE PARATROOPERS AND INFANTRYMEN GUARDING THE COTTON HARVEST AND PATROLLING THE ROAD WHICH CONNECTS LUANDA WITH NOVA LISBOA IN THE SOUTH.

    IN A SPEECH AT OPORTO, PORTUGAL , AUGUST 28, THE PORTUGUESE MINISTER FOR THE OVERSEAS PROVINCES, DR. ADRIANO MOREIRA, INDICATED THAT TROOPS SENT TO ANGOLA WOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO SETTLE THERE AS FARMERS ONCE THE EMERGENCY ENDS. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED A STATUTE GIVING FULL CITIZENSHIP TO ALL AFRICANS IN PORTUGUESE TERRITORIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJWRHCH3EURJAY636AMT3DU1J
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJWRHCH3EURJAY636AMT3DU1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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