• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE, OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD, HAS CALLED FOR FRENCH TROOPS TO HELP THE CHAD ARMY PUT DOWN A REBELLION IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY, IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE, OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD, HAS CALLED FOR FRENCH TROOPS TO HELP THE CHAD ARMY PUT DOWN A REBELLION IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY, IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY). A GOVERNMENT COMMUNIQUE SAID THE APPEAL WAS MADE BY THE PRESIDENT UNDER DEFENCE TREATIES SIGNED BETWEEN THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE FORMER FRENCH AFRICAN COLONY.

    THE MOVE COMES TWO DAYS AFTER THE PROBLEMS OF INTERNAL STATE SECURITY WERE DISCUSSED AT THE FIFTH CONFERENCE OF THE REPUBLIC'S AMBASSADORS IN FORT LAMY, PRESIDED OVER BY PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE.

    PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE, IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS AT THE CONFERENCE, EMPHASISED THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF AMBASSADORS OF CENTRAL AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN WORLD DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS.

    HE DETAILED TO THE HEADS OF THE DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ABROAD THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE PAST YEAR. THE MOST IMPORTANT, HE SAID, WAS THE DECISION OF CHAD AND ITS NEAR NEIGHBOUR, THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, TO LEAVE THE UNION OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES AND TO JOIN WITH THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO-KINSHASA TO CREATE A NEW ORGANISATION.

    THIS NEW ORGANISATION, HE SAID, WOULD BE BETTER ADAPTED FOR THE ECONOMIC PROMOTION OF THE AFRICAN STATES CONCERNED.

    THE CHAD FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. JACQUES BAROUM, AND THE DEAN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, MR ADOUM AGANAYE, ALSO SPOKE TO THE AMBASSADORS.

    CHAD, WHICH GAINED ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IN 1960, HAS BEEN THREATENED BY INTERNAL TENSIONS FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WITH THE MAIN SOURCE OF UNREST IN THE NORTHERN REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA39FABU93C1SO4KYM658YIGW0
    Media URN:
    VLVA39FABU93C1SO4KYM658YIGW0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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