• Short Summary

    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S NEW PRESIDENT MARIEN NGOUABI, WHO WAS NAMED BY THE SUPREME RULING BODY - THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION - FOR OFFICE ON JANUARY 1, ON SATURDAY (JANUARY 4) RECEIVED NEW YEAR CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES FROM HIS CABINET AND DIPLOMATS BASED IN BRAZZAVILLE.

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    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S NEW PRESIDENT MARIEN NGOUABI, WHO WAS NAMED BY THE SUPREME RULING BODY - THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION - FOR OFFICE ON JANUARY 1, ON SATURDAY (JANUARY 4) RECEIVED NEW YEAR CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES FROM HIS CABINET AND DIPLOMATS BASED IN BRAZZAVILLE.

    THE NEW YEAR APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT NGOUABI FOLLOWS THE ARMY-LED UPRISING OF LAST JULY, WHEN THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT WAS DEPOSED.

    PRESIDENT NGOUABI, IN ADDITION TO HIS PRESIDENTIAL POWERS, WILL ALSO CONTROL THE MINISTRY OF SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENCE,. FORMERLY A PARATROOP CAPTAIN, THE NEW PRESIDENT WAS LITTLE KNOWN OUTSIDE HIS OWN COUNTRY AT THE TIME OF THE COUP.

    IN THE ACCOMPANYING GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE, PRIME MINISTER ALFRED RAOUL ALSO ASSUMES CONTROL OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS.

    IN A BROADCAST ON THE DAY AFTER HIS APPOINTMENT PRESIDENT NGOUABI ANNOUNCED THAT CERTAIN MILITANTS WHO HAD BEEN JAILED FOR "DEFENDING THE CAUSE OF THE PEOPLE" UNDER THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE FREED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66SIMZVHPRJYSN8B723T9VYTN
    Media URN:
    VLVA66SIMZVHPRJYSN8B723T9VYTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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