• Short Summary

    As part of Dahomey's Tenth Anniversary of Independence Celebrations, the three-member Presidential Council, headed by its Chairman, President Hubert Maga, on Tuesday (11 August) visited the seaport Porto Novo.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & SV Decorations & welcome sign
    0.06

    2.
    LV Motorcade arrives & President greeted (3 shots)
    0.21

    3.
    GTV Presidents walk through crowds.
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    4.
    GV & SV Presidents take salute (2shots)
    0.34

    5.
    GV PAN Crowd gathered
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    6.
    SV & GV Expedit Viho addresses crowd
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    7.
    GV Crowd
    0.56

    8.
    LV Pres. Maga speaks
    1.01

    9.
    GV & Sv Pres. Ahomadegbe speaking
    1.14

    10.
    GV Crowd.
    1.17

    11.
    SV & LV Pres. Apithy speaking
    1.20

    12.
    GV Dancers
    1.26

    13.
    SV & GV Presidents walk among dancers.
    1.38

    14.
    GV Motorcade arrives at Porto Novo Place (2 shots)
    1.47



    Initials CM/BOB/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As part of Dahomey's Tenth Anniversary of Independence Celebrations, the three-member Presidential Council, headed by its Chairman, President Hubert Maga, on Tuesday (11 August) visited the seaport Porto Novo.

    President Maga and the other two council members, Souru Migan Apithy and Justin Ahomadegbe, took their places on the official tribune before vast crowd of enthusiastic local people. Recent official visits have also been made to four other major Dahomey towns, Parakou, Natitingou, Tanguieta and Abomey.

    The town's prefect M. Expedie Viho offered the members of the Presidential Council the people's greetings, thanking the new Government for avoiding two of the major errors of the past--lack of respect for the law and lack of political good-faith.

    President Maga made a joking reference in his speech to the three names of Porto Novo. it is also called Hogbonou and Adjache. They all stood for the same town, he said, as Ahemadegbe, Apithy and Maga all stood for Dahomey.

    President Ahomadegbe thanked the crowd for the warmth of its welcome, and the unconditional support shown for the Presidential council. He told his audience to pay no attention to malcontents and those whose only objective was to sabotage the country's new-found unity.

    President Apithy in his remarks also stressed the new-found unity of Dahomey, which he said had been achieved only after ten years of struggle and political alliances.

    The townspeople of Porto Novo rivalled those of Adomey in the good-humoured exuberance of their welcome. The three Presidents showed their appreciation by walking freely among the crowds.

    The Presidential Council took over the leadership of the country last May from a military directorate which ousted President Zinsou December 1969.

    On the first of August, Dahomey celebrated the tenth anniversary of its independence from France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3K5YRX1ICVSSYJJA5MEGBF8BM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3K5YRX1ICVSSYJJA5MEGBF8BM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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