• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU'S ASSUMPTION OF POWER WITH A FOUR HOUR PARADE OF THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES AND POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS.

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    CONGO-KINSHASA CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU'S ASSUMPTION OF POWER WITH A FOUR HOUR PARADE OF THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES AND POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS.

    SENIOR OFFICERS WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT TO THE REVIEWING STAND. HE IS HEAD OF HIS COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES.

    THE PARADE REPRESENTED EVERY ASPECT TO CONGO-KINSHASA'S ARMED FORCES. WOMEN PARATROOPERS WERE AMONG THOSE WHO MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY'S CENTRAL BOULEVARD.

    BEHIND THE TROOPS CAME THE CIVILIAN CONTINGENTS -- MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN REPRESENTING VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT. THERE WERE ALSO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NEWLY-CREATED GOVERNMENT PARTY, THE M.P.R. (POPULAR MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION.)
    THE CIVILIAN MARCHERS CARRIED PLACARDS EXTOLLING AFRICAN UNITY OR CALLING FOR NECESSITIES AT HOME. SOME DEMANDED SCHOOLS, OTHERS ASKED FOR "SCHOOLS ELECTRICITY AND HOSPITALS."
    THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGAN UNOFFICIALLY ON THE PREVIOUS EVENING WHEN PRESIDENT MOBUTU RELEASED SEVERAL POLITICAL PRISONERS, INCLUDING FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER CLEOPHAS KAMITATU. LATER THE PRESIDENT BROADCAST A REVIEW OF HIS GOVERNMENT'S ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE TWO YEARS IT HAS BEEN IN POWER.

    THE PRESIDENT CALLED HIS COUNTRY THE RISING STAR OF AFRICA. HE EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR THE CONGO TO BECOME MORE SELF-RELIANT IN THE FIELD OF TEACHING AND SAID A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS WOULD BE OPENED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA803183HRGKAMHSAGHYVQBWSIJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA803183HRGKAMHSAGHYVQBWSIJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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