• Short Summary

    THE PROVISIONAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF MALI WAS OFFICIALLY RECEIVER BY THE MILITARY COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION IN BAMAKO LAST MONDAY (25 NOVEMBER).

  • Description

    THE PROVISIONAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF MALI WAS OFFICIALLY RECEIVER BY THE MILITARY COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION IN BAMAKO LAST MONDAY (25 NOVEMBER). THE COMMITTEE, HEADED BY LIEUTENANT MOUSSA TRAORE, CAME TO POWER ON NOVEMBER 19, OUSTING PRESIDENT MODIBO KEITA IN A BLOODLESS COUP.

    DURING THE MEETING, M. JEAN-MARIE KONE, WHO WAS MINISTER OF STATE IN PRESIDENT KEITA'S GOVERNMENT AND WAS NAMED FOREIGN MINISTER IN THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT HEADED BY CAPTAIN YORO DIAKITE, EXPRESSED HIS THANKS TO THE ARMY FOR ITS ROLE IN THE COUP. CAPTAIN DIAKITE, WHO WAS ALSO AT LAST MONDAY'S MEETING, IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MILITARY COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION. HE WAS CHARGED WITH THE TASK OF FORMING THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ON NOVEMBER 21.

    ALSO PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE A NUMBER OF OTHER OFFICERS AND MINISTERS WHO HOLD POSITIONS IN THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT.

    ON TUESDAY (26 NOVEMBER), THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ORGANISATION OF SENEGAL RIVER STATES (O.E.R.S.) GUINEA'S MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. BEAVOGUI LOUIS LANSANA TOOK PART IN THE MEETING, AS DID M. DIAK, THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION OF SENEGAL AND MOHAMED OULD DADDAH, THE SECRETARY OF O.E.R.S.

    THEY WERE REASSURED BY THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT THAT MALI WAS MORE THAN EVER A PART OF THE ORGANISATION AND HAD NO INTENTION OF WITHDRAWING.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE COMMITTEE IMPOSED CENSORSHIP ON ALL COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85BR63GRTW2N3BE5P2U40Z2BW
    Media URN:
    VLVA85BR63GRTW2N3BE5P2U40Z2BW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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