• Short Summary

    President Philibert Tsiranana has just returned to Tananarive after a week-long tour of areas in the south of Madagascar most affected by disturbances at the beginning of April.

  • Description

    President Philibert Tsiranana has just returned to Tananarive after a week-long tour of areas in the south of Madagascar most affected by disturbances at the beginning of April. This official film shows him in the village of Antanimora.

    According to official sources, four left-wing rebels were killed in clashes with police and security forces in the disturbances. About 500 people accused of being involved in the troubles, in the southern province of Tulear, have been ordered to live on a small island off the coast of the Malagasy Republic.

    During his tour of the affected area, President Tsiranana had a meeting with M. Monja Jaona, leader of the extreme left-wing Monima (Madagascar for the Madagascans) movement, which has been officially blamed for the outbreak. M. Jaona is at present being held in custody at Tulear.

    SYNOPSIS: President Philibert Tsiranana received an enthusiastic welcome in the villages in the South of the Malagasy Republic recently, during his week-long good-will tour. The President visited those areas most affected by disturbance at the beginning of April, when, according to official sources, four left-wing rebels were killed in clashes with police and security forces. President Tsiranana paid a good deal of attention to social problems during his 'meet the people' tour. Here he is opening a new school.

    During his tour, President Tsiranana also met M. Monja Jaona, leader of the left-wing Monima party which has been officially blamed for the disturbances in the south. M. Jaona is at present being held custody at Tulear.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BRYVJJVOUCV0MACOG6CA1X82
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BRYVJJVOUCV0MACOG6CA1X82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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