• Short Summary

    TROOPS AND POLICE UNDER A NEW COMMANDER ARE MAINTAINING A STRICT ALERT IN CONGO BRAZZAVILLE AFTER LAST MONTH'S ATTEMPTED COUP.

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    TROOPS AND POLICE UNDER A NEW COMMANDER ARE MAINTAINING A STRICT ALERT IN CONGO BRAZZAVILLE AFTER LAST MONTH'S ATTEMPTED COUP. MEANWHILE THERE HAS BEEN A BIG DEMONSTRATION TO WELCOME THE RETURN OF PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT FROM TANANARIVE.

    PLANS ARE NOW TO BE SPEEDED UP TO REORGANISE THE ARMY. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY THE POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE RULING NATIONAL REVOLUTION MOVEMENT PARTY AFTER TALKS WITH THE PRESIDENT.

    IN THE ATTEMPTED COUP, SOME ARMY UNITS TOOK OVER PART OF THE CAPITAL FOR THREE DAYS, THE MUTINEERS DEMANDING AMONG OTHER THINGS THE SCRAPPING OF GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DEMOCRATISE THE ARMY.

    CUBAN INSTRUCTORS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY, A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT SAID. THE RECRUITMENT OF CUBANS FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL GUARD WAS ONE OF A NUMBER OF GRIEVANCES THE ARMY REPORTEDLY HAD AT THE TIME OF THE COUP.

    BACK FROM TANANARIVE WHERE HE ATTENDED THE SUMMIT MEETING OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM), PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT WAS GREETED AT THE WELCOME RALLY BY PRIME MINISTER AMBROISE NOUMAZALAY AT BRAZZAVILLE'S LIBERTY SQUARE. THE PRESIDENT DESCRIBED THE MUTINY IN HIS ABSENCE AS "SHAMEFUL TO THE COUNTRY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YDPOMOHQM6J16EDYK9270SYR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YDPOMOHQM6J16EDYK9270SYR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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