• Short Summary

    THE WOMEN OF AFRICA WERE IN A FESTIVE MOOD AT THE WEEKEND IN TWO WIDELY SEPARATED CAPITAL CITIES OF WEST AFRICA.

  • Description

    THE WOMEN OF AFRICA WERE IN A FESTIVE MOOD AT THE WEEKEND IN TWO WIDELY SEPARATED CAPITAL CITIES OF WEST AFRICA. AT NOUAKCHOTT, CAPITAL OF MAURITANIA, AND IN BRAZZAVILLE, CAPITAL OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, THE PRESIDENTS, THE POLITICIANS AND THE WOMENFOLK, MET TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN CONTRASTING STYLES.

    ON SATURDAY (MARCH 8) THE CENTREPIECE OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS IN MAURITANIA WAS AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO THE ACTIVITIES OF WOMEN IN DIFFERENT SOCIETIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    THE EXHIBITION, WHICH WAS TO CONTINUE FOR A WEEK, BROUGHT TO MAURITANIA DISPLAYS FROM MANY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE SOVIET UNION, CHINA, WEST GERMANY, FRANCE AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    MAURITANIA'S HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH, CUT THE RIBBON TO OPEN THE EXHIBITION, AND THEN HE TOURED THE STANDS AND WAS GREETED BY THE AMBASSADORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNTRIES TAKING PART. NATURALLY ENOUGH, ON THIS WOMEN'S FESTIVAL DAY, THE PRESIDENT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE.

    ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, (9 MARCH), MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND MILES AWAY IN BRAZZAVILLE, ANOTHER FEMINIST GROUP, THE REVOLUTIONARY UNION OF WOMEN OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, GATHERED IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT MARIEN N'GOUABI ON THE THIRD DAY OF THEIR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS.

    ALSO ATTENDING THE CELEBRATIONS WERE THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND A LARGE, ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD. AFTER COMMANDER N'GOUABI'S INAUGURAL SPEECH THE PARADE TOOK PLACE.

    MARCHING PAST BRAZZAVILLE'S TOWN HALL, THE DELEGATIONS OF WOMEN FROM CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE WERE JOINED BY THOSE FROM CENTRAL AFRICA, CHAD, MALI, SENEGAL AND TOGO. WHILE AMONG THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIONS WATCHING THE PARADE WERE WOMEN BELONGING TO FEMINIST ORGANISATIONS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, NORTH KOREA, CHINA AND FRANCE AS WELL AS FROM ALL OVER AFRICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43EQVG02NHQB3BA0EIFDZSBKW
    Media URN:
    VLVA43EQVG02NHQB3BA0EIFDZSBKW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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