• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT AHMED SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA TONIGHT (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF THE TWO MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF PLOTTING WITH FRANCE TO OVERTHROW HIS TEN-YEAR-OLD REGIME.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT AHMED SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA TONIGHT (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF THE TWO MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF PLOTTING WITH FRANCE TO OVERTHROW HIS TEN-YEAR-OLD REGIME. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE CHARGES AT A MEETING IN CONAKRY, ACCORDING TO A BROADCAST OF RADIO CONAKRY MONITORED IN ABIDJAN. LAST MONDAY (17 MARCH), PRESIDENT TOURE INAUGURATED A NUMBER OF DISTRICT PARTY OFFICE BUILDINGS IN A CEREMONY IN CONAKRY.

    ACCORDING TO THE BROADCAST, PRESIDENT TOURE ALSO ACCUSED "FRENCH IMPERIALISM" OF ASSIGNING TWO GUINEAN ARMY OFFICERS FROM 1965 WITH THE TASK OF ASSASSINATING HIM WHEN THE OCCASION AROSE.

    THE PRESIDENT NAME THE TWO MINISTERS AS M. FODEBA KEITA, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR RURAL ECONOMY AND ONCE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN IN HIS ADMINISTRATION, AND COLONEL KAMAN DIABY, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CIVIL SERVICE.

    PRESIDENT TOURE TOLD THE MEETING, IT WAS REPORTED, THAT COLONEL DIABY'S HOUSE WAS FULL OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION WHEN HE WAS SEIZED AS HE WAS ABOUT TO FLEE THE COUNTRY. HE ALSO SAID THE HOUSE CONTAINED A MARSHAL'S UNIFORM AND A "PROCLAMATION OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC".

    THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDED THAT "GENERAL DE GAULLE WILL FALL, LIKE ALL TRAITORS TO THE GUINEAN REVOLUTION".

    PRESIDENT TOURE HAS REFERRED REPEATEDLY IN RECENT WEEKS TO ALLEGED PLOTS TO OVERTHROW HIS GOVERNMENT. EARLIER THIS WEEK HE ANNOUNCED THAT DOZENS OF CIVILIAN AND MILITARY "TRAITORS" HAD BEEN JAILED FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF THE PLOT.

    DURING MONDAY'S CEREMONIES, PRESIDENT TOURE DROVE THROUGH CONAKRY IN A MOTORCADE, AND WITNESSED A DISPLAY OF DANCING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1C26J0AVH52ORMEETZA372DL8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C26J0AVH52ORMEETZA372DL8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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