• Short Summary

    ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA LINED THE TEN-MILE ROAD FROM CONAKRY AIRPORT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO GREET HIM ON HIS RETURN EARLY THIS MONTH FROM A THREE-WEEKS TOUR OF THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA LINED THE TEN-MILE ROAD FROM CONAKRY AIRPORT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO GREET HIM ON HIS RETURN EARLY THIS MONTH FROM A THREE-WEEKS TOUR OF THE COUNTRY. DURING HIS ABSENCE, PRESIDENT TOURE WAS RE-ELECTED (ON JANUARY 1) FOR A SECOND SEVEN-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE.

    THE PRESIDENT'S HELICOPTER LANDED TO THE CHEERS OF CROWD EAGER TO CELEBRATE THE RE-ELECTION OF THEIR PRESIDENT, WHO HAS BEEN GUINEA'S HEAD OF STATE SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1958. AFTER A WARM REUNION WITH HIS WIFE, THE 45-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT INSPECTED A TRADITIONAL GUARD OF HONOUR BEFORE LEAVING FOR HIS HOME. HIS JOURNEY WAS ONE LINED BY DANCERS, AND ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS THE MOTORCADE STOPPED FOR PRESIDENT TOURE TO RECEIVE GIFTS AND GREET HIS PEOPLE. AS AN ALTIMATE ACCOLADE, SEVERAL OF T HE GUINEA WOMEN CARRIER THE PRESIDENT DURING A SHORT STRETCH OF HIS PROGRESS TO THE PALACE.

    CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES FROM GUINEAN POLITICAL LEADERS AWAITED HIM. VOTER SELECTED THE PRESIDENT, AND A NEW 75 MEMBER PARLIAMENT, IN A 99.7 PER CENT BALLOT OF GUINEA'S ELECTORATE. PRESIDENT TOURE WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY.

    THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT SEKOU COINCIDES WITH SIGNS OF IMPROVED RELATIONS WITH SEVERAL OF GUINEA'S AFRICAN NEIGHBOURS, AND WITH SOME FOREIGN POWERS (BRITAIN AND FRANCE INCLUDED, WITH WHOM DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS HAVE BEEN SEVERED). THE PRESIDENT NOW WISHES TO RE-ESTABLISH THESE RELATION, AND TO CO-OPERATE IN THE FORMING OF A WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY. THE NEW GUINEA DEMOCRATIC PARTY PARLIAMENT HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON JANUARY 10.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TCI166TVMZ6220ABTCCMOSUY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TCI166TVMZ6220ABTCCMOSUY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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