• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF UPPER VOLTA, LIEUTENANT COLONEL SANGOULE LAMIZANA HAS STARTED A FIFTEEN-DAY TOUR OF THE COUNTRY - HIS FIRST OFFICIAL TOUR SINCE HE ASSUMED POWER.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENT OF UPPER VOLTA, LIEUTENANT COLONEL SANGOULE LAMIZANA HAS STARTED A FIFTEEN-DAY TOUR OF THE COUNTRY - HIS FIRST OFFICIAL TOUR SINCE HE ASSUMED POWER.

    HIS FIRST STOP WAS AT THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CENTRE OF BOBO-DIOULASSO, SOME 200 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPITAL OUAGADOUGOU.

    THE PRESIDENT, WHO ARRIVED IN BOBO-DIOULASSO ON APRIL 17, SPENT SEVERAL DAYS THERE BEFORE CONTINUING HIS NATION--WIDE TOUR.

    LIEUTENANT--COLONEL LAMIZANA TOOK OVER FROM PRESIDENT MAURICE YAMEOGO AS HEAD OF STATE IN A COUP D'ETAT IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

    BOBO-DIOULASSO IS DESCRIBED AS THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF UPPER VOLTA. IT HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN RECENT YEARS. UPPER VOLTA IS DOING MUCH TO DIVERSIFY ITS INDUSTRY AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION. THE ECONOMY IS BASED ON LIVESTOCK, FISH AND GROUNDNUTS. MORE THAN EIGHTY PER CENT OF UPPER VOLTA'S EXPORTS - TOTALLING ABOUT HALF A MILLION STERLING IN 1963 - GO TO GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IMNIY9AI3YF5L3WLVBIS160S
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IMNIY9AI3YF5L3WLVBIS160S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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