• Short Summary

    MADAME PAULINE LUMUMBA, WIDOW OF THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF THE INDEPENDENT CONGO-KINSHASA, HAS OPENED A GALA MEETING IN KINSHASA OF THE ANAMONGO TRIBAL ASSOCIATION.

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    MADAME PAULINE LUMUMBA, WIDOW OF THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF THE INDEPENDENT CONGO-KINSHASA, HAS OPENED A GALA MEETING IN KINSHASA OF THE ANAMONGO TRIBAL ASSOCIATION.

    MEMBERS OF THE TRIBE GAVE MME. LUMUMBA A WARM TRADITIONAL WELCOME WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT A RECEPTION AT THE START OF THE GALA. PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS PERSONALLY REPRESENTED BY M. EVARISTE LOLIKI, WHO SAID THAT THE ANAMONGO TRIBAL ASSOCIATION HAD NAMED THE PRESIDENT AS THEIR "GREAT CHIEF" IN HONOUR OF ALL HE HAD DONE FOR THE NAME OF PATRICE LUMUMBA.

    M. LUMUMBA WAS MURDERED ONLY SEVEN MONTHS LATER THE CONGO BECAME INDEPENDENT FROM BELGIUM IN 1960. HE DIED IN KATANGA, DURING THE PROVINCE'S SECESSION UNDER MOISE TSHOMBE. PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS NAMED HIM A NATIONAL HEREO.

    HIS WIDOW RETURNED TO THE CONGO LAST MONTH AFTER YEARS OF EXILE IN CAIRO. AFTER SHE'S MADE A BRIEF SPEECH AT THE ANAMONGO GALA, MME. LUMUMBA JOINED M. LOLIKI IN THE OPENING DANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EHY0UOXO9SOUVCICPHHMPUUR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EHY0UOXO9SOUVCICPHHMPUUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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