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    Mr. Jules-Pierre Toura Gaba, ambassador of Chad in Bonn, announced his resignation on 31 December?

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    Mr. Jules-Pierre Toura Gaba, ambassador of Chad in Bonn, announced his resignation on 31 December because, he said, he could no longer support "the disastrous policy" of Chad's President N'Gartha Tombalbaye.

    In a statement issued to the Press at the time, the ambassador -- who took up his appointment in 19666-- said his resignation from his posts as ambassador to Switzerland, Italy and West Germany would take effect from 1 January.

    He then announced that he would settle in either France or Belgium in order to establish an "active political opposition party" against President Tombalbaye.

    The Executive Council of Chad's only political party -- the Movement National Pour la Revolution Culturelle et Sociale -- met on 5 January under the chairmanship of President Tombalbaye to discuss the ambassador's actions. On the same day the Council issued a statement in which it referred to the ambassador's "surprising resignation" and taking note of his intention to settle in Europe "and carry out an active policy of opposition against the person of Chad's Head of State". But the Council went on to say that it would wait for further developments before making a definite statement on the matter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BKFZXFTMISF80IQDT9HTVH1R
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BKFZXFTMISF80IQDT9HTVH1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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