• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALPHONSE ALLEY, ATTENDED CELEBRATIONS IN PORTO NOVO ON TUESDAY MARKING THE END OF THE MOSLEM FESTIVAL OF RAMADAN.

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    THE PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALPHONSE ALLEY, ATTENDED CELEBRATIONS IN PORTO NOVO ON TUESDAY MARKING THE END OF THE MOSLEM FESTIVAL OF RAMADAN. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVITIES THAT MARK THE END OF THE FAST.

    IN A NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE ON THE PREVIOUS DAY THE NEW PRESIDENT SAID THAT ONCE HIS COUNTRY HAD RETURNED TO A "NORMAL COURSE", THE SOLDIERS WOULD RETURN TO THEIR SOLDIERS' JOB.

    PRESIDENT ALLEY SAID THE COUNTRY NEEDED NEW METHODS AND NEW IDEAS TO OVERCOME THE SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS WHICH HAD AFFLICTED THE COUNTRY SINCE INDEPENDENCE SEVEN YEARS AGO AND CONTINUED TO HAMPER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

    HE SAID: "WE WILL REMAIN IN POWER ONLY UNTIL NEW STRUCTURES ARE CREATED." IT WAS ONLY IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF SERENITY THAT NEW CONTROLLED ECONOMIC POLICIES WHICH WOULD LOOK AFTER HE INTERESTS OF THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE, COULD BE ELABORATED, HE DECLARED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5S5YWA2TYMLKIVMI79XJX91U3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S5YWA2TYMLKIVMI79XJX91U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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