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    THE IVORY COAST CELEBRATES THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE ON SUNDAY. ABIDJAN HAS TAKEN?

  • Description

    THE IVORY COAST CELEBRATES THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE ON SUNDAY. ABIDJAN HAS TAKEN ON GAY LOOK WITH FLAGS AND DECORATIONS, AND GOVERNMENT MINISTERS HAVE BEEN BUSY SUPERVISING THE REHEARSALS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY PARADES AND DISPLAYS.

    ON SUNDAY, 12,000 PEOPLE WILL PARADE PAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF A GROUP OF POLITICAL PRISONERS ACCUSED OF PLOTTING AGAINST HIM IN 1962 AND 1963.

    THEY INCLUDE THREE FORMER MINISTERS. THE PRISON SENTENCES OF OTHERS WERE REDUCED. IN A SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT SAID THE IVORY COAST, ON THE EVE OF THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, WANTED "TO ALLOW ITS STRAY BROTHERS TO TAKE THEIR PLACE AMONG US AGAIN."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VVQDLYBGOJYGTU4PTRRZ8O7B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VVQDLYBGOJYGTU4PTRRZ8O7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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