• Short Summary

    THE MILITARY JUNTA WHICH TOOK POWER IN MALI TWO DAYS AGO TODAY (THURSDAY) ABOLISHED ALL POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS SET UP BY THE REGIME OF THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, MODIBO KEITA, INCLUDING THE POPULAR MILITIA.

  • Description

    THE MILITARY JUNTA WHICH TOOK POWER IN MALI TWO DAYS AGO TODAY (THURSDAY) ABOLISHED ALL POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS SET UP BY THE REGIME OF THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, MODIBO KEITA, INCLUDING THE POPULAR MILITIA. A BROADCAST BY RADIO MALI TODAY SAID THAT THE CURFEW IMPOSED AFTER THE COUP HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO CARRY OUT RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS.

    AFTER THE APPARENTLY BLOODLESS COUP THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL WERE GUARDED BY MILITARY VEHICLES AND TANKS AND ARMED SOLDIERS WERE ON GUARD AT STRATEGIC POINTS. SOME SPOT CHECKS WERE MADE ON CIVILIANS BUT THE SHOPS OPENED AS USUAL AND BAMAKO REMAINED QUIET.

    CAPTAIN YORO DIAKITE, ONE OF THE FIFTEEN JUNIOR ARMY OFFICERS WHO ORGANISED THE TAKE-OVER, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FORMING A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT BY THE MILITARY COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION, THE BODY WHICH TOOK OVER POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS ON THE DEPOSITION OF PRESIDENT KEITA.

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE, LIEUTENANT MOUSSA TRAORE ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT THAT FREE AND DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS WOULD BE HELD TO CHOOSE NEW POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND A NEW GOVERNMENT IN MALI. HE ALSO REAFFIRMED MALI'S ADHERENCE TO THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY AND TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    THE WHEREABOUTS OF PRESIDENT KEITA ARE STILL UNKNOWN. 53 YEAR OLD PRESIDENT KEITA BECAME HEAD OF STATE WHEN THE REPUBLIC OF MALI WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1960. IT WAS FORMERLY FRENCH SUDAN.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JZ5JVXKJ9BV5MD97B68ZBBY5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JZ5JVXKJ9BV5MD97B68ZBBY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment