• Short Summary

    Continuing his 31-day African tour, Britain's Premier, Harold Macmillan, and his wife Lady Dorothy, spent a busy day at Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, January 17.

  • Description

    Continuing his 31-day African tour, Britain's Premier, Harold Macmillan, and his wife Lady Dorothy, spent a busy day at Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, January 17.

    At Kaduna School, Lady Dorothy saw African and white children working together in the classrooms. On the wall of one room hung a picture of the Duke of Edinburgh. After chatting to the children, the Premier's wife left by car.

    Meanwhile, her husband, accompanied by the Emir of Zaria -- one of the principal traditional rulers of the Nigerian Federation -- toured Kaduna's textile factory. Later he drove to the Emir's vast mud-walled palace at Zaria. Highlight of the occasion was a spectacular "charge" of the Emir's headmen which stopped short close to the visitors in a flurry of horses' hooves.

    Afterwards, Lady Dorothy paid her first visit to a harem -- the women's quarters of the Emir's palace. Her husband stayed behind: men are forbidden in such places.

    The following day, January 18, the Premier flew to Salisbury on his first visit to the Rhodesian Federation.

    While in Nigeria, he talked with many African leaders who play an important part in Nigerian affairs. From all these contacts and talks with the Governor General and regional Governors, the Premier will have formed a clear picture of the difficulties the Federation faces in October when independence becomes a reality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF0UG142SG9OI5ZLQG6YO5CSF3
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0UG142SG9OI5ZLQG6YO5CSF3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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