• Short Summary

    The Revolutionary Military Government of Dahomey celebrated its second anniversary at the weekend in the old imperial city, Abomey, nearly 80 miles (about 130 kms) from the capital, Contonou.

  • Description

    The Revolutionary Military Government of Dahomey celebrated its second anniversary at the weekend in the old imperial city, Abomey, nearly 80 miles (about 130 kms) from the capital, Contonou.

    Special ceremonies were held to mark the anniversary in many places throughout the country.

    The occasion is being observed 35 days after the anniversary of the actual military coup took place on October 26 two years ago.

    This is done deliberately to co-inside with the day (30 November) when President Lieutenant-Colonel Mathiou Kerekou -- who led the coup -- declared a "National Program" calling for Dahomey to be self-reliant and free from foreign domination.

    In this year's anniversary speech, the President urged his people to adopt a socialist outlook in life, as that would be the only way for the country to fulfil the objectives of the Revolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BKFZB5AOFIRFH4YQ7BEZTOR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BKFZB5AOFIRFH4YQ7BEZTOR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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