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    Niger celebrated the tenth anniversary of the proclamation of independence this week with a civil and military parade in Niamey, the national capital.

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    Niger celebrated the tenth anniversary of the proclamation of independence this week with a civil and military parade in Niamey, the national capital. President Diori Hamani attended the celebrations.

    In a speech President Diori announced that festivities, and his report on the nation's progress during its ten years of independence, would take place on December 18, when the weather and governmental responsibilities would offer more favourable conditions.

    The President announced last week that he would stand for re-election as sole candidate for the presidency on October 1 He said: "I pledge myself solemnly to pursue in the name of all, and for the profit of all, for the justice, concord and happiness of our country, the high mission which you have confided to me."
    After watching a march past of womens groups, athletes and military personnel, the President laid the foundation stone of the Centre of Oral Traditions, a new building to be erected in Niamey.

    SYNOPSIS: President Hamani Diori of Niger takes the salute during a marchpast in Niamey, the Niger capital, to mark the tenth anniversary of the nation's Declaration of Independence. A guard of honour was assembled for the President's arrival.

    Members of women's groups took part in the parade. In a later speech President Diori announced that festivities, and his report on the nation's progress during its first ten years, would take place on December 18, when weather and governmental responsibilities would offer more favourable conditions.

    Members of the armed forces also took part in the parade. President Diori announced last week that he would stand for re-election as sole candidate for the presidency on October 1. In his anniversary speech he said: "I pledge myself solemnly to pursue in the name of all, and for the profit of all, for the justice, concord and happiness of our country, the high mission which you have confided to me."
    After the marchpast the President and his party walked to the site of a planned Centre of Oral Traditions, built to commemorate the non-written heritage of the Niger people.

    The President made a speech in which he emphasised the importance of a continuing cultural autonomy in Niger, and then pressed the symbolic stone into place.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K6DVH2IF8D8CI1GPFFI9SMKV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K6DVH2IF8D8CI1GPFFI9SMKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
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    N/A

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