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    THE PRIME MINISTER OF BURUNDI, M. MICHEL MICOMBERO, LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) ANNOUNCED THE OVERTHROW OF?

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    THE PRIME MINISTER OF BURUNDI, M. MICHEL MICOMBERO, LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) ANNOUNCED THE OVERTHROW OF THE YOUNG KING, MWAME NTARE V, AND DECLARED A REPUBLIC. THE KING IS ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE CONGO.

    FIRST REPORTS INDICATED THAT THE COUP, IN WHICH M. MICOMBERO DECLARED HIMSELF PRESIDENT OF A NEW REPUBLIC AND DISSOLVED THE GOVERNMENT, HAD BEEN BLOODLESS.

    MWAME NTARE, WHO IS ONLY 19 YEARS OLD, CAME TO THE THRONE OF BURUNDI HIMSELF BY DEPOSING HIS FATHER IN A MILITARY COUP EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE OLD KING, WHO WAS IN GENEVA, WARNED HIS SON THAT HE WAS BEING USED BY SCHEMING AND EXTREMIST POLITICIANS WHO WOULD IN TURN DEPOSE HIM.

    THE PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED, AND BURUNDI IS UNDER A NATION-WIDE CURFEW. THE LITTLE KINGDOM HAS BEEN TORN BY TRIBAL VIOLENCE SINCE IT BECAME AN INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY IN 1962.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3O6U4AKWQB28M2ZFAA4PQ4EGH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O6U4AKWQB28M2ZFAA4PQ4EGH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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