• Short Summary

    Niger's ruling Progressive Party celebrated its 25th anniversary in Niamey on 12 May.

    The President, Hamani?

  • Description

    1.
    SV President Diori arrives and out of car
    0.06

    2.
    SV Soldiers holding flag
    0.08

    3.
    CU and SV President Diori and officials stand to attention
    0.14

    4.
    SCU officials
    0.18

    5.
    SCU President speaking
    0.21

    6.
    SV Audience listens to speech (2 shots)
    0.29

    7.
    CU Madame Diori
    0.34

    8.
    CU and SV President Diori speaking (2 shots)
    0.38

    9.
    SV Officials applaud
    0.40

    10.
    GV People parading past with crowd watching (6 shots)
    1.10



    Initials JKP:1248 JKP:1302



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Niger's ruling Progressive Party celebrated its 25th anniversary in Niamey on 12 May.

    The President, Hamani Diori, attended the ceremony with his wife, who is also an active party worker, and leading Ministers.

    The President and his party had only recently consolidated their political dominance when Niger obtained independence from France in 1960, but it has increased its grip throughout the past decade.

    Following charges of corruption in the civil service the party was re-organised in 1968, and given a much more important role in the national administration.

    SYNOPSIS: President Hamani Diori of Niger arrives at the ceremony in Niamey celebrating 25 years of the ruling party, the Niger Progressive Party. The President and other Ministers stood solemnly at attention before the Niger flag as the loyalty of the party to the state was re-affirmed. President Diori, now 55, was in his thirties one of the creators of the Progressive Party as well as a Deputy to the French National Assembly before independence.

    The President's wife Madame Aissa Diori attended the celebrations as an active party worker in her own right. As President of the Women's Union of the P P N she has been a strong fighter for women's rights.

    President Diori has remained as party leader and head of state throughout the decade following Niger's independence from France and he has successfully overcome recent tensions between activists of the party and members of the civil service. Following charges of corruption in the civil service the party was re-organised in 1968 and given a much more important role in the national administration.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8I8ZBFQFPTY4PHT6GSWEUAAYE
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I8ZBFQFPTY4PHT6GSWEUAAYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment