Archive for January, 1953

50 YEARS AGO

This was published in TA 74, Jan 2003

These extracts are from the Tanganyika Standard in 1952:

Sauti ya Dar es Salaam announced that it hoped to build a new 20 kilowatt short-wave transmitter by 1954 so that people outside Oar Salaam could hear the radio station. It was also reported that listeners were complaining about the absence of readings from the Koran on radio and about announcers who did not pronounce Swahili correctly.

The rounding up of 158 Kikuyu men in the Northern and Tanga provinces, who were suspected of Mau Mau sympathies, was completed in early November.

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