• Short Summary

    AN ATTEMPTED COUP D'ETAT AGAINST THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) GOVERNMENT OF CAPTAIN MARIEN NGOUABI WAS THWARTED ON FRIDAY (8 NOV) WHEN THE ARMY SEIZED A LARGE QUANTITY OF WEAPONS AND ARRESTED 30 PEOPLE.

  • Description

    AN ATTEMPTED COUP D'ETAT AGAINST THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) GOVERNMENT OF CAPTAIN MARIEN NGOUABI WAS THWARTED ON FRIDAY (8 NOV) WHEN THE ARMY SEIZED A LARGE QUANTITY OF WEAPONS AND ARRESTED 30 PEOPLE.

    CAPTAIN NGOUABI LEO AN ARMY INSURRECTION AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT M. ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT IN AUGUST 1968 AND BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION. A SUPREME BODY WITH POWERS TO APPOINT MINISTERS.

    HE TOOK OVER AS PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECURITY AND DEFENCE ON JANUARY 1 THIS YEAR.

    M. BERNARD KOLELA, AN OFFICIAL IN THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IS ACCUSED OF ORGANISING THE ATTEMPTED COUP.

    ALONG WITH OTHER ACCUSED MEN HE WAS PARADED IN EBOUE SPORTS STADIUM, BRAZZAVILLE.

    IN HIS ADDRESS PRESIDENT NGOUABI SAID HE DID NOT ACCUSE ANY FOREIGN POWER OF COMPLICITY IN THE ATTEMPTED COUP, BUT THE ARMS ACROSS THE CONGO RIVER FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY.

    THE ARMS WERE SUPPLIED BY PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A HOPELESS ENDEAVOUR TO ARM ONE TRIBE OF THE COUNTRY AGAINST THE OTHERS, HE SAID.

    ARMS CAPTURED FROM THE COMMANDOS CONSISTED MAINLY OF BRAND NEW FLN RIFLES MADE IN BELGIUM AND LIGHT MACHINE GUNS OF THE SAME MAKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8CH8PP540CATF17IF1Y85EMQ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CH8PP540CATF17IF1Y85EMQ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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