• Short Summary

    CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE EIGHT ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE IN CHAD WERE HELD IN FORT LAMY ON JANUARY 12.

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    CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE EIGHT ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE IN CHAD WERE HELD IN FORT LAMY ON JANUARY 12. PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE, IN AN INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH, APPEARED TO HIS PEOPLE TO WORK HARDER TO HELP SOLVE THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. HE WARNED THAT IT WAS DANGEROUS TO BELIEVE THAT FOREIGN AID WOULD PROVIDE FOR EVERYTHING.

    BUT HE ADDED THAT FOR A LONG TIME TO COME, CHAD AND ALL AFRICAN NATIONS WOULD DEFEND ON FOREIGN AID, TECHNICIANS AND PRIVATE CAPITAL. HE SAID THAT FOREIGN AID MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EFFORT BY THE PEOPLE TO SOLVE THEIR OWN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS.

    SPEAKING ON AFRICA GENERALLY, PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE SAID HE ENVISAGED AN AFRICA "COMPOSER OF NATURAL REGIONAL GROUPINGS, BASED ON COMMON ECONOMIC INTERESTS." HE CRITICISED SEVERAL ACTIONS WHICH HE SAID "SHOW MUCH IRRESPONSIBILITY AND A TOTAL IGNORANCE OF REALITY." THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WAS SEEKING FRIENDSHIP WITH OTHER AFRICAN NATIONS BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT A DEVELOPMENT POLICY COULD NOT SUCCEED IF IT WAS NOT BASED ON PEACE - INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL.

    PEOPLE STARTED GATHERING IN CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE SQUARE AT 5 A.M. ON ANNIVERSARY DAY. GROUPS OF DANCERS, WORKERS AND MILITARY ORGANISATIONS WERE JOINED BY COUNTRY PEOPLE. AT 8 A.M. THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARRIVED. FIRST, HE INSPECTED TROOPS ON PARADE AND THEN AWARDED MEDALS TO MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONALITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SJ69SZL9FHP4S3YWE12PYCLD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SJ69SZL9FHP4S3YWE12PYCLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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