• Short Summary

    The second Congress of the Young Congolese Socialists, held in Brazzaville, capital of the Congolese People's Republic, is expected to be an important step towards reconciling the government and its younger critics.

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    The second Congress of the Young Congolese Socialists, held in Brazzaville, capital of the Congolese People's Republic, is expected to be an important step towards reconciling the government and its younger critics.

    Young Congolese, particularly students, have been the government's most outspoken critics. They have accused the President's party, the Congolese Workers' party, of becoming bourgeois. Since the unsuccessful coup, most of the Young Socialists have been either imprisoned or demoted.

    President Ngouabi and senior members of his government attended the opening of the Congress. There were about five hundred delegates.

    In his opening address, the President denounced what he called "French capitalism". He said this was now the Congo's principal anomy, and he appealed to Young Socialists of fight the "neocolonial structures imposed and inherited form the French" before the Congo gained its independence in 1960

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2W4JDNO2CQKV28BWSKD9E1QM8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2W4JDNO2CQKV28BWSKD9E1QM8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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