• Short Summary

    GABON'S LATE PRESIDENT LEON MBA WAS GIVEN A FUNERAL WITH FULL HONOURS IN LIBREVILLE, CAPITAL OF GABON, ON MONDAY.

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    GABON'S LATE PRESIDENT LEON MBA WAS GIVEN A FUNERAL WITH FULL HONOURS IN LIBREVILLE, CAPITAL OF GABON, ON MONDAY.MOURNERS INCLUDED THE HEADS OF STATE OF SEVERAL AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    PRESIDENT DIORI HAMANI OF NIGER, PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST, GENERAL SOGLO OF DAHONEY AND LIEUTENANT-COLONEL EYADAMA OF TOGO ARRIVED AT THE NEWLY NAMED "LEON MBA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT" TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL. PRESIDENT MBA DIED IN PARIS LAST WEEK, AND HIS BODY WAS FLOWN HOME FOR BURIAL.

    AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE IN GABON, MOURNERS FILED PAST THE BODY-IN-STATE OF PRESIDENT MBA TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. ON THE CATAFALQUE WAS A WREATH FROM PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE.

    SILENT CROWDS LINED THE STREETS, AS THE FUNERAL PROCESSION MADE ITS WAY THROUGH A RAIN-DRENCHED CITY. LEADING THE FUNERAL CORTEGE WERE THE LATE PRESIDENT'S WIDOW, MADAME PAULINE LEON MBA, AND THE COUNTRY'S NEW PRESIDENT, M. ALBERT BONGO.

    THE NATIONAL GUARD BAND PRECEDED THE PROCESSION, PLAYING APPROPRIATE MUSIC.

    THE FUNERAL SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY MONSIGNOR ADIWAA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73EBQ4ASBQ1YUOHKYQ324Z1DL
    Media URN:
    VLVA73EBQ4ASBQ1YUOHKYQ324Z1DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1967
    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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