• Short Summary

    CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF LAST YEARS'S SUCCESSFUL UPRISING AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME IN SUDAN PASSED OFF QUIETLY ON THURSDAY DESPITE GROWING TENSION IN THE COUNTRY FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF LAST YEARS'S SUCCESSFUL UPRISING AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME IN SUDAN PASSED OFF QUIETLY ON THURSDAY DESPITE GROWING TENSION IN THE COUNTRY FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT.

    THE POLITICAL CRISIS CAME FROM A DISPUTE OVER WHO SHOULD REPRESENT SUDAN AT THE AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE MEETING IN ACCRA. MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL UNION PARTY - OF WHOM THERE WERE SEVEN IN THE FOUR MONTH OLD CABINET - WANTED THE HEAD OF STATE. MR. ISMAIL AL AZHARI TO LEAD THE DELEGATION. BUT THE UMMA PARTY BACKED THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. MAHGOUB TO REPRESENT SUDAN. WHEN THE SUPREME COUNCIL - THE SUDAN CABINET - DECIDED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER SHOULD LEAD THE DELEGATION, THE SEVEN NATIONALIST UNION MEMBERS RESIGNED, PLUNGING THE COUNTRY INTO A NEW POLITICAL CRISIS.

    BUT, AT THE HUGE ANNIVERSARY PARADE IN KHARTOUM THERE WAS LITTLE SUGGESTION OF CRISIS, MR. MAHGOUB AND MR. ISMAIL AL AZHARI SAT SIDE BY SIDE AS UNITS OF THE ARMY, THE POLICE FORCE AND THE AIR FORCE -- TOGETHER WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL PARTIES AND ORGANISATIONS MARCHED PAST THE DAIS. THE PARADE LASTED FOR TWO HOURS - AND HUGE CROWDS THRONGED THE STREETS TO WATCH IT PASS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QBW9ROPMFX97VQZDKXHGRQN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QBW9ROPMFX97VQZDKXHGRQN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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