• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT AHMED SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA ANNOUNCED LAST TUESDAY (18 MARCH) THAT DOZENS OF CIVILIAN AND MILITARY "TRAITORS" HAD BEEN JAILED FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF AN ALLEGED PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT AHMED SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA ANNOUNCED LAST TUESDAY (18 MARCH) THAT DOZENS OF CIVILIAN AND MILITARY "TRAITORS" HAD BEEN JAILED FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF AN ALLEGED PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENT TOURE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS AND THE PAN-AFRICAN TRADE UNION IN CONAKRY.

    IN HIS 90-MINUTE SPEECH, PRESIDENT TOURE CALLED ON ALL "PROGRESSIVE FORCES" TO HOLD A WORLD CONFERENCE ON SOCIALIST REVOLUTION. HE SAID THAT THE PROGRESSIVE PARTIES OF SOCIALIST COUNTRIES AND REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS IN THE WORLD SHOULD COOPERATE CLOSELY IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID THE STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM WAS MADE MORE DIFFICULT BY WHAT HE CALLED THE FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF MARXIST PRINCIPLES IN CERTAIN SOCIALIST COUNTRIES.

    THE CONFERENCE IS BEING ATTENDED BY DELEGATES FROM THE CAMEROUNS, DAHOMEY, FRANCE, NIGER, EAST GERMANY, FINLAND, MALAGASY, THE SUDAN, TANZANIA AND ANGOLA.

    LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY), PRESIDENT TOURE ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF TWO MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF PLOTTING WITH FRANCE TO OVERTHROW HIS TEN-YEAR-OLD REGIME. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE CHARGE AT A MEETING IN CONAKRY, ACCORDING TO A BROADCAST OF RADIO CONAKRY MONITORED IN ABIDJAN.

    THE PRESIDENT NAMED 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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA286DEONJYUJKZO4BV9P41CM48
    Media URN:
    VLVA286DEONJYUJKZO4BV9P41CM48
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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