Huge rallies are being held in Mozambique in support of the government's decision to close its border with Rhodesia.
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Background: Huge rallies are being held in Mozambique in support of the government's decision to close its border with Rhodesia. Meanwhile, Rhodesian Security forces have stepped up operations along the border as the threat of war increases.
Mozambique radio is broadcasting revolutionary songs and slogans and calling on Mozambicans to defend their country.
Mozambique's President Samora Machel announced on 3 March that he had closed the Rhodesian border and had put Mozambique industry on a war basis because of strikes by Rhodesian troops inside Mozambique.
The radio is asking the people to start digging air raid shelters in residential areas around factories and schools.
President Machel has appealed to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) for economic help since the border closure.
Mozambique has also asked the United Nations for 24 million pound sterling (49 million U.S.Dollars) compensation to offset the loss of revenue as a result of closing its border.