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    IM MALAWI, PRESIDENT BANDA JOINED WITH HIS FOLLOWERS IN CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW YEAR.

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    BANDA ON ROSTRUM; CROWD; BOY'S BAND; MRS. BANDA (NATURAL SOF THROUGHOUT)




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    Background: IM MALAWI, PRESIDENT BANDA JOINED WITH HIS FOLLOWERS IN CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW YEAR.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS ON A ROSTRUM TO WATCH A YOUTHFUL BAND OF DRUMMERS MARCH PAST. AT HIS SIDE, HIS WIFE JOINED IN HIS LAUGHING PLEASURE AS THE MALAWI LEADER ACCEPTED THE GOOD WISHES OF HIS SUPPORTERS.

    MORE SERIOUSLY, PRESIDENT BANDA HAD BROADCAST TO THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI JUST BEFORE THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS. HE SPOKE OF 1966 AS A YEAR OF PEACE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COUNTRY, AND ONE IN WHICH MALAWI HAD GAINED FRIENDS AND A GOOD REPUTATION IN THE WORLD, HE SAID.

    PRESIDENT BANDA SAID THERE WAS ABSOLUTE PEACE AND CALM IN MALAWI, BECAUSE OF WHAT HE CALLED THE FAILURE OF AN ATTEMPTED REVOLT BY FORMER MINISTER HENRY CHIPEMBERE IN 1964.

    THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THANKED PEOPLE IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY FOR RESPONDING TO AN APPEAL HE HAD MADE FOR UNITE, LOYALTY, AND DISCIPLINE.

    BUT THESE SERIOUS MATTERS WERE FORGOTTEN, FOR THE MOMENT, IN THE PLEASURE OF THE DRUMBEATS AND THE LAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT BANDA AND HIS WIFE THAT MARKED THE NEW YEAR IN MALAWI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYWPTOQF1CXPOCM7WST61PNXO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYWPTOQF1CXPOCM7WST61PNXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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