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    The Revolutionary Union of Congolese Women (URFC) celebrated its 11th anniversary at the Brazzaville town hall on Monday (8 March) with a pledge of continuing support for the ruling Congolese Labour Party.

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    The Revolutionary Union of Congolese Women (URFC) celebrated its 11th anniversary at the Brazzaville town hall on Monday (8 March) with a pledge of continuing support for the ruling Congolese Labour Party.

    The Vice-President of the Union, speaking at the ceremony to mark the occasion, said the Union was also very much in favour of the measures taken by President Marien Ngouabi last December to streamline the government.

    All members of the government and the political bureau of the Labour Party resigned in December and handed over the administration to a five-member revolutionary directorate.

    Present Ngouabi then said that his objective was to "radicalise the revolutionary process and purge all the backward elements from the party".

    Six days later, a new government was announced by the President. It included only three previous members. Eleven new ministers were appointed, eight of them less than 40-years-old.

    President and Madame Ngouabi and a number of foreign ambassadors and other diplomats based in Brazzaville attended the ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: A large crowd gathered outside Brazzaville town hall in the Congo on Monday as President Marien Ngouabi and Madame Ngouabi arrived to attend a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the Revolutionary Union of Congolese Women.

    There was entertainment at the ceremony. But also business as the Union's Vice-President took the opportunity to reaffirm support for the ruling Labour Party.

    The Lady Vice President also said the Union was very much in favour of the measures taken by the President last December to streamline the government. President Ngouabi then said his aim was to radicalise the revolutionary process and purge all the backward elements from the party. The government resigned and only three former members were retained. Eleven new ministers were appointed, eight of them less than 40-year-old.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QYEL2NNCEP6LL2J43V458WL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QYEL2NNCEP6LL2J43V458WL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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