• Short Summary

    THE FRONTIER BETWEEN GHANA AND TOGO HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SEALED, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH ANNOUNCED IN ACCRA ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    THE FRONTIER BETWEEN GHANA AND TOGO HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SEALED, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH ANNOUNCED IN ACCRA ON SUNDAY. THIS MOVE FOLLOWS THE ASSASSINATION OF THE TOGO PRESIDENT EARLIER INT HE DAY.

    AT BORDER CROSSING POINTS, LONG LINES OF PEOPLE WERE REFUSED PERMISSION TO CROSS. THEY PREPARED FOR A LONG WAIT MANY CAMPING BESIDE THEIR VEHICLES.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMEN, ATTEMPTING TO CROSS INTO TOGO, WERE STOPPED AT THE BORDER CONTROL AT AFLAO. POLICE REFUSED TO ALLOW FILM TO BE TAKEN NEAR THE POST AND THREATENED TO ARREST THE MEN. HOWEVER, FILM SHOT FROM A DISTANCE SHOWS THE CROWDS WAITING AT THE BORDER POST.

    DR NKRUMAH HAS DISCUSSED THE SITUATION IN TOGO WITH M. EMILE ZINSOU BODE, THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF DAHOMEY, GHANA'S NEIGHBOUR WITH TOGO. DAHOMEY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ITS GOVERNMENT DID NOT INTEND TO INVOLVE ITSELF IN TOGO'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS. PRESIDENT NKRUMAH HAS SAID GHANA HAS ADOPTED A SIMILAR ATTITUDE.

    (SIXTY-YEAR OLD PRESIDENT SYLVANUS OLYMPIC WAS SHOT DOWN NEAR THE GATES OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, WHERE HE WAS REPORTED TO BE GOING TO SEEK REFUGE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA602YY5553LVPAU3X51WPH9QFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA602YY5553LVPAU3X51WPH9QFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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