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    IN POURING RAIN NOV. 16, MR. JULIUS NYERERE, PRIME MINISTER OF TANGANYIKA, ARRIVED AT MOSHI,?

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    IN POURING RAIN NOV. 16, MR. JULIUS NYERERE, PRIME MINISTER OF TANGANYIKA, ARRIVED AT MOSHI, A BASE CAMP AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO, TO OFFICIATE AT A PRE-INDEPENDENCE CEREMONY.

    HE HANDED OVER TANGANYIKA'S NEW NATIONAL FLAG TO 25-YEAR-OLD SECOND LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER GWEBE NYIRENDA WHO IS TO HOIST IT ON THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO ON DEC.9. TANGANYIKA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY. HE ALSO PRESENTED A TORCH, WHICH IS TO BE LIT ON THE SUMMIT AT MIDNIGHT DEC. 8.

    LIEUTENANT NYIRENDA, THE FIRST AFRICAN FROM TANGANYIKA TO BE COMMISSIONED AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, SANDHURST, U.K., THEN LED OFF HIS EXPEDITION OF POST AND TELEGRAPH TECHNICIANS AND THEIR PACK HORSES ON THEIR LONG CLIMB...MOUNT KILIMANJARO (19,340 FT.) IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN AFRICA.

    IN A SPEECH AT THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY, PRIME MINISTER NYERERE SAID KILIMANJARO WOULD BE RE-NAMED DURING TANGANYIKA'S INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS. THE NEW NAME HAD NOT YET BEEN DECIDED, HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF491L7L0TY4YPMOH10VHCA6YS
    Media URN:
    VLVAF491L7L0TY4YPMOH10VHCA6YS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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