• Short Summary

    Doctor Siaka Stevens was sworn in as Sierra Leone's first Executive President at a ceremony in Freetown on Wednesday 21 April.

  • Description

    Doctor Siaka Stevens was sworn in as Sierra Leone's first Executive President at a ceremony in Freetown on Wednesday 21 April. He told the gathering of politicians and diplomats at the ceremony that he would keep Sierra Leone in the Commonwealth and pursue a non-alignment policy. As Prime Minister, Dr Stevens declared his country a republic on Monday 19 April. Sierra Leone became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1961.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TES64Y9R9WT87NM3MZCF5XCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TES64Y9R9WT87NM3MZCF5XCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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