• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS TAKEN THE SALUTE AT A TRADITIONAL PARADE TO MARK THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONGO-KINSHASA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS TAKEN THE SALUTE AT A TRADITIONAL PARADE TO MARK THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONGO-KINSHASA. TAKING PART IN THE MARCH PAST, WHICH LASTED SEVERAL HOURS, WERE FORMER STUDENTS AT THE KINSHASA UNIVERSITY WHO WERE ENROLLED IN THE ARMY FOR TWO YEARS FOLLOWING A CAMPUS CLASH WITH THE ARMY. THE CROWD APPLAUDED AS THE FORMER STUDENTS, BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS, MARCHED BY. UNLIKE THE REGULAR ARMY, THEY CARRIED NO ARMS FOLLOWING A DECISION BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

    SYNOPSIS: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THRONGED THE STREETS OF KINSHASA LATE LAST MONTH TO TAKE PART IN CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONGO-KINSHASA. PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU TOOK THE SALUTE AS PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF FIFE MARCHED PAS THE REVIEWING STAND IN A PARADE WHICH TOOK SEVERAL HOURS.

    TAKING PART IN THE MARCH PAST WERE FORMER STUDENTS AT THE KINSHASA UNIVERSITY WHO WERE ENROLLED IN THE ARMY FOR TWO YEARS AFTER A CAMPUS CLASH WITH THE ARMY. THE CROWD APPLAUDED AS THE FORMER STUDENTS, BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS, MARCHED BY. UNLIKE THE OTHER ARMY CONTINGENTS, THEY CARRIED NO ARMS FOLLOWING A DECISION BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

    THE PARADE WAS ALSO WATCHED BY PRESIDENT BOKASSA OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WHO WAS ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO CONGO-KINSHASA.

    ANOTHER PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS CENTRED AROUND THE FIRST SHOWING OF NEW AIRCRAFT PURCHASED BY THE COUNTRY'S AIRFORCE FROM FURNACE. PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS AT KINSHASA'S NDJILI AIRPORT TO INSPECT THE NEW PLANES.

    THE NEW AIRCRAFT INCLUDE CQ130 TRANSPORTS AND ANGLO-FRENCH PUMA HELICOPTERS. THE PLANES TOOK PART IN A FLYPAST DURING THE MASSIVE DISPLAY.

    CONGO-KINSHASA IS AT PRESENT WORKING TO ACHIEVE A MEASURE OF PROGRESS TO PLACE IT FIRST AMONG THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES BY 1980 AND THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT DECADE. ECONOMIC EXPERTS ARE GENERALLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE CONGO'S DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS AND BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INVESTMENT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FLOW IN TO FINANCE THE EXPANSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76TNUFOP99ZLWY6M786VIQ9AA
    Media URN:
    VLVA76TNUFOP99ZLWY6M786VIQ9AA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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