• Short Summary

    MAJOR MARIEN N'GOUABI, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S HEAD OF STATE, ON SATURDAY ATTENDED A PARADE AT WHICH 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH MOVEMENT OF THE FORMER RULING PARTY WERE OFFICIALLY INCORPORATED INTO THE REGULAR ARMY.

  • Description

    MAJOR MARIEN N'GOUABI, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S HEAD OF STATE, ON SATURDAY ATTENDED A PARADE AT WHICH 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH MOVEMENT OF THE FORMER RULING PARTY WERE OFFICIALLY INCORPORATED INTO THE REGULAR ARMY. THE YOUTHS WERE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH ORGANISATION OF THE NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN DISSOLVED.

    IN A SPEECH AT THE CEREMONY, MAJOR N'GOUABI SAID THAT MILITARY BASES WOULD BE SET UP IN FRONTIER ZONES WHERE "THE SPIRITS OF EVIL ARE MOVING AGAINST THE CONGOLESE NATIONS".

    HE ALSO SAID THAT THE ARMY WOULD TAKE PART IN THE ECONOMIC LIFE OF THE COUNTRY - BUILDING ROADS, PROSPECTING FOR MINERALS AND WORKING IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY.

    (DISSIDENT MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH ORGANISATION OF THE NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT CLASHED WITH THE ARMY IN DISTURBANCES WHICH PRECEDED THE DEPOSITION OF PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT BY THE ARMY LAST SEPTEMBER).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3X4D44T4C0RWQLAIRV1N7J8UY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X4D44T4C0RWQLAIRV1N7J8UY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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