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    The Ivory Coast celebrated its eleventh anniversary of independence on Saturday (August 7) with a special ceremony in the town of Bondoukou -- 265 miles (425 kilometres) northeast of Abidjan.

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    The Ivory Coast celebrated its eleventh anniversary of independence on Saturday (August 7) with a special ceremony in the town of Bondoukou -- 265 miles (425 kilometres) northeast of Abidjan.

    The celebration ceremonies were presided over by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Bondoukou was chosen as the venue for the anniversary celebrations under a seven-year-old tradition by which independence day ceremonies are organised in turn by provincial towns.

    The Independence Day ceremonies included a colourful march past of troops, school children and members of Pioneer and Womens Organisations Earlier, in a television and radio broadcast, the President had said he deplored the situations in the Middle East, Pakistan and Uganda-Tanzania.

    SYNOPSIS: Members of the Foreign diplomatic corps and senior officials of the Ivory Coast Government travelled to the little town of Bondoukou on Saturday for the Ivory Coast's 11th anniversary of independence.

    The guest of honour at the celebrations was the Ivory Cost's President, Felix Houphouet-Boigny.

    The guests watched a colourful parade which included troops, school children and members of civilian organisations.

    Bondoukou is 265 miles (425 kilometres) northeast of the capital of Abidjan. It was chosen as the venue for the anniversary celebrations under a seven-year-old tradition by which independence day ceremonies are organised, in turn, by provincial towns.

    An impressive display of military might rumbled through the streets of the town, which is near the Ivory Coast's border with Ghana.

    Earlier, in a nationwide broadcast the President paid tribute to his country's general economic development, which he said was inspiring confidence in its friends overseas.

    President Houphouet-Boigny also urged his people to work harder to ensure the future of the Ivory Coast's children. Earlier, he had expressed his distaste for the situations in the Middle East, Pakistan and Uganda-Tanzania.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83ETFZNPVNRY5XXKOSHB1TN2X
    Media URN:
    VLVA83ETFZNPVNRY5XXKOSHB1TN2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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