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    THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO BECAME INDEPENDENT ON APRIL 27, 1960, AFTER A VARIED HISTORY. IT?

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    GV M. GRUNITSKY PAST GUARD OF HONOUR
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    SV MEETS DIPLOMATS AND OFFICIALS
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    MV FLAG
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    GV OFFICIALS OUTSIDE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
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    SV PAN ONLOOKERS
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    SV GROUP INCLUDING M. BONFON CHIEF OF NUATJA CONSTITUENCY AND M. GRUNITSKY
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    SV CHILDREN
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    MV M. GRUNITSKY AND OFFICIALS
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    GV PAN PEOPLE FOLLOWING M. GRUNITSKY IN FIELD
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    GV PEOPLE DIGGING FIELD
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    SV OFFICIAL PARTY ARRIVING AT CO-OPERATIVE BUILDINGS
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    GV OFFICIAL PARTY
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    LV M. GRUNITSKY, CENTRE OF GROUP TALKING
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    GV PARTY INSPECTS FACTORY
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    STV M. GRUNITSKY INTO BUILDING
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    SV PARTY MOVING ALONG
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    SV INT. WEAVER AT WORK AT L'O PAT COTTON MILL
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    Background: THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO BECAME INDEPENDENT ON APRIL 27, 1960, AFTER A VARIED HISTORY. IT WAS A GERMAN PROTECTORATE FROM 1894 TO 1914. IT WAS THEN DIVIDED BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE, AND BECAME A MANDATE OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS IN 1922. THE UNITED NATIONS MADE IT A TRUSTEESHIP TERRITORY IN DECEMBER 1946.

    IN 1956 A PLEBISCITE CALLED FOR THE TERRITORY TO BE MADE AN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC WITHIN THE FRENCH UNION.

    PRESIDENT NICOLAS GRUNITSKY, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER, CAME TO OFFICE AFTER PRESIDENT SYLVANUS OLYMPIO - HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW - WAS ASSASSINATED BY DISSIDENT MEMBERS OF THE ARMY IN JANUARY 1963.

    THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO COVERS ABOUT EIGHT THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (56-THOUSAND SQUARE KILOMETRES) AND HAS A POPULATION EXCEEDING ONE AND A HALF MILLION.

    THE REPUBLIC'S COMMERCE RELIES MAINLY ON AGRICULTURE, PARTICULARLY VALUABLE CROPS OF COFFEE, COCOA, PALM OIL, COPRA, GROUNDNUTS AND COTTON.

    THERE IS ALSO A PROSPERING MINING INDUSTRY, ESTABLISHED IN 1953 WHEN VAST DEPOSITS OF PHOSPHATE AND BAUXITE WERE DISCOVERED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3D91OD8ERH9JJX6LKI05BN04D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3D91OD8ERH9JJX6LKI05BN04D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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