Tanzania's President Nyerere, speaking at the current ruling party conference on Saturday (September 18), reaffirmed his country's stand against white-ruled Southern African and said that Tanzania had made more progress in a decade of independence than under 40 years of British Colonial rule.
GV & SV Tribal dancers (4 shots)
SV Chiefs and TANU leaders arriving (2 shots)
SV Vice-President Kawawa (in hat) arrives & greeted
SV Dancers outside building
SV Kawawa chats to officials
GV Zanzibar's Karume arrives, welcomed by Kawawa
SV President Nyerere arrives and welcomed
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Background: Tanzania's President Nyerere, speaking at the current ruling party conference on Saturday (September 18), reaffirmed his country's stand against white-ruled Southern African and said that Tanzania had made more progress in a decade of independence than under 40 years of British Colonial rule.
This film, shot at the opening of the nine-day conference, shows delegates arriving at the conference hall amid colourful tribal dancing festivities outside. Technical difficulties inside the conference hall precluded any coverage of President Nyerere's opening progress report.
SYNOPSIS: Tanzania's ruling party conference, held every two years, opened in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday.
It was attended by tribal chiefs, TANU party officials and government leaders--many of whom arrived in colourful shirts specially designed and produced for them by a Tanzanian textile mill built by the People's Republic of China. Later, during his opening speech and progress report on a decade of independence, President Nyerere paid tribute to China and, he said, its willingness to help Tanzania's peaceful revolution. He also talked about 'great mutual understanding's with Scandinavian and Eastern European countries.
President Olaf Palme of Sweden is due to address the conference later this month during an officials visit to Tanzania, while Tanzanian Vice-President Rashidi Kawawa--seen here arriving at the conference in a traditional Muslim hat-- is due to leave on a five-nation tour of Eastern Europe at the end of the month.
Racial discrimination in Southern Africa was also highlighted at the conference.....
-- arriving here is Zanzibar leader Sheikh Abeid Karume--when President Nyerere, last of the country's leaders to arrive, reaffirmed Tanzania's stand against white rule. He also criticised Malawi for its good relations with white Africa.