• Short Summary

    A unique museum to the memory of the late President Marien Ngouabi, who was assassinated last March, has been opened in Brazzaville by his successor, President Yhombi-Opango.

  • Description

    A unique museum to the memory of the late President Marien Ngouabi, who was assassinated last March, has been opened in Brazzaville by his successor, President Yhombi-Opango.

    SYNOPSIS: President Yhombi-Opango arrived at the new museum, which used to be the house of the late President Ngouabi, with his wife, and with the widow of the dead men. The day chosen to open the museum (31 July) was also the ninth anniversary of the country's Revolutionary Movement of the 31st July. After symbolically cutting the ribbon and declaring the museum open, the President and his guests were to inspect the building. Every part of it, and every exhibit had played a role in the former President's life. President Ngouabi was shot dead by what was later described as a suicide squad. A number of people, including another of the country's former Presidents, were executed for their part in the murder. President Yhombi-Opango, who led the foreign and Congolese guests in looking round the museum, was the country's former Defence Minister before he became Head of State.

    The museum will be used mainly as a centre for study and mediation. It was transformed from a house into a museum thanks to Soviet help.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CSIRVTZCV39WXNVPBCU5OK2T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CSIRVTZCV39WXNVPBCU5OK2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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