• Short Summary

    IN CONAKRY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING THEIR LOYALTY TO GUINEA PRESIDENT AMMED SEKOU TOURE, WHO HAS CLAIMED THAT THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY IS BEING THREATENED BY AN IMMINENT COUP IN WHICH FRANCE WAS SAID TO BE INVOLVED.

  • Description

    IN CONAKRY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING THEIR LOYALTY TO GUINEA PRESIDENT AMMED SEKOU TOURE, WHO HAS CLAIMED THAT THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY IS BEING THREATENED BY AN IMMINENT COUP IN WHICH FRANCE WAS SAID TO BE INVOLVED. AS CROWDS DEMONSTRATED BETWEEN THE ONE-TIME COLONY AND FRANCE HAS SEEN MOUNTING WITH ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT BEING BROADCAST OVER CONAKRY RADIO.

    DOTTED AMONG THE CROWDS IN THE CONAKRY RALLY, AND STRUNG ACROSS THE CAPITAL'S STREETS, WHERE BANNERS PLEDGING FAITH TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS RULING NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL.

    PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE HAS HELD OFFICE SINCE THE WEST AFRICAN STATE LEFT THE FRENCH UNION AND BECAME AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC IN OCTOBER 1958.

    IN TWO RECENT ATTACKS ON THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT, BROADCAST OVER CONAKRY RADIO, PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE, AS 'IMPERIALIST' AND SAID FRANCE HAD FAILED TO CO-OPERATE WITH GUINEA AND HAD FAILED TO MEET INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS TOWARDS GUINEAN VETERANS OF THE FRENCH FORCES.

    IN THE SECOND ATTACK, PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE CLAIMED THAT A COUP WAS BEING PREPARED AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT IN WHICH FRANCE WAS SAID TO BE INVOLVED.

    THE NAMES OF CERTAIN FRENCH AUTHORITIES HAD BEEN OUTED IN THIS CONNEXION, HE SAID, AND HIS GOVERNMENT KNEW OF A MERCENARY WHO HAD "BEEN GIVEN A MANDATE TO COME TO GUINEA UNDER A NATIONALITY FOREIGN TO FRANCE."
    PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE SAID THAT LAST MONTH A GROUP OF CONSPIRATORS HAD HELD A MEETING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CONAKRY. HE GAVE FEW DETAILS OF THE ALLEGED PLOT, BUT SAID THAT THE CONSPIRATORS WOULD BE "CRUSHED LIKE BUGS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DCOJGMBOS1T3UZECDWIMS8X5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DCOJGMBOS1T3UZECDWIMS8X5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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