• Short Summary

    On Saturday (25 May), the Sudanese people celebrated the anniversary of the 1969 revolution, which brought their present leader, President Jaafar al-Nimeiry to power.

  • Description

    On Saturday (25 May), the Sudanese people celebrated the anniversary of the 1969 revolution, which brought their present leader, President Jaafar al-Nimeiry to power.

    President al-Nimeiry, then an army colonel, led a group of officers and civilians which overthrew the Mahgoub Government. All existing political institutions and organisations were abolished and the Democratic Republic of the Sudan was established. One of the first policy changes in the international arena was a more militant attitude to Israel and closer contact with Egypt and Libya.

    However, relations between the Sudan and Libya have become strained in more recent times. And, in a speech to the People's Council on the eve of the anniversary, President Nimeiry made a thinly veiled attack on the neighboring country and its leader, Colonel Gaddafi. The President said it was essential to stop "adventurers who issues childish statements and announce every day and every hour, projects for imaginative unity". (colonel Gaddafi is a strong advocate of Arab unity, and his plans for it -- involving Egypt and Tunisia -- have both run into trouble.)
    Anniversary Day itself was marked by a colourful parade through the capital, Kh???toum, and speeches outlining the past successes and future plans f??? the nation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IG9TRW95IJ0I818BFM0IPEGB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IG9TRW95IJ0I818BFM0IPEGB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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