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    POLITICAL ELECTIONS ARE PENDING INT HE SOUTHERN SUDAN TO FILL THE 60 SEATS ALLOCATED TO IT IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AT KHARTOUM.

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    WAU, CAPITAL OF BAHR EL GHAZAL PROVINCES; STREET GRAIN MARKET; MERCHANTS; CATTLE ON WAY TO RIVER; WORKMEN BUILDING BRIDGE; FERRY PASSENGERS LANDING AT JUBA, CAPITAL OF EQUATORIA PROVINCE; JUBA'S MAIN STREET; GRAIN MARKET; REFUGEES IN YEI DISTRICT, NEAR THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE); VIEW OF HOSPITAL; PEOPLE RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT; MOSLEM MOSQUE.




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    Background: POLITICAL ELECTIONS ARE PENDING INT HE SOUTHERN SUDAN TO FILL THE 60 SEATS ALLOCATED TO IT IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AT KHARTOUM. THE ELECTION HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FOR ALMOST A YEAR BECAUSE OF FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND DISSIDENTS SEEKING GREATER AUTONOMY OR INDEPENDENCE FOR THE NEGRO SOUTH FROM THE MOSLEM, ARABISED NORTH. MEANWHILE, THE ORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH GO ABOUT THEIR EVERYDAY AFFAIRS AS BEST THEY CAN.

    WAU HAS A POPULATION OF 11,000. GRAIN, MEAT AND MANGOES ARE SOLD IN ITS STREETS. THE TOWN IS SITUATED ON THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JUR, ONE OF THE MANY TRIBUTARIES OF THE NILE. IT IS A NORMAL SIGHT DURING THE DRY SEASON THERE TO SEE CATTLE ON THE WAY THE RIVER FOR WATERING. A BRIDGE HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO LINK WAU WITH THE EAST BANK OF THE JUR.

    JUBA, SOME 300 MILES TOT HE SOUTHEAST, IS ON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE WHITE NILE. A FERRY LINKS THE TOWN WITH THE EAST BANK. THE TOWN HAS A MUNICIPAL HALL, A GRAIN MARKET, AND IS A CENTRE FOR HIDE EXPORTS TO THE NORTH. ITS HOSPITAL TREATS MORE THAN 300 OUTPATIENTS DAILY.

    IN THE YEI DISTRICT, REFUGEES WHO HAD FLED TO THE NEIGHBOURING CONGO HAVE BEEN RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES. THE AUTHORITIES GIVE THEM MEDICAL TREATMENT AND FINANCIAL AID TO RESUME NORMAL LIFE. ACCORDING TO THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT, THE CONGO RECEIVED 9,000 REFUGEES. ANOTHER 40,000 FLED TO UGANDA, AND 15,000 TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

    THE GOVERNMENT WAS SEVERELY CRITICISED IN THE ASSEMBLY LAST MONTH FOR ITS POLICIES AIMED AT RESTORING SECURITY IN THE SOUTHERN SUDAN. BUT THE PRIME MINISTER, MR MOHAMMED AHMED MAHGOUB, REPLIED THAT THE SITUATION WAS RETURNING TO NORMAL. HE SAID A PERMANENT POLITICAL SOLUTION IN THE SOUTH WAS RATHER FAR FROM ACHIEVEMENT NOW, BUT ONE DAY THEY WOULD REACH IT.

    HE ADDED: "I AM SURE THE SUDAN WILL IN FUTURE BE RULED ON EITHER A LOCAL OR A REGIONAL BASIS, WITH A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD GENERAL ECONOMIC POLICIES, DEFENCE AND FOREIGN POLICIES, BUT THIS, IF PEOPLE ARE AGREED ON IT, WILL TAKE SOME TIME."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RXXIM3TYY88GE6FZ481TELTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RXXIM3TYY88GE6FZ481TELTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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