• Short Summary

    Originally judged this story to be too weak pictorially on market scenes alone, since IMF team left last Thursday and could not get Acheampong to make a short restatement concerning the revaluation (tried for this morning).

  • Description

    1.
    Independence Circle, Accra, showing monument with Black Star.


    2.
    Various market scenes with some money changing hands.




    Initials


    PLEASE FUTURELY NOTE THAT COMMUNICATIONS ACCRA-LONDON ARE BLOODY AWFUL (AS NOTED TO AHW LAST WEEK); THEREFORE ONLY WAY OF GETTING QUICK MESSAGE TO ME IS BY TELEPHONE.
    Note that in time available was not able to get much money changing since as soon as camera was lifted marketeers became extremely hostile on most occasions. (The threats of bodily violence did not prevent -- this for the benefit of the allegers of gun-shyness -- but obviously monetary transactions then ceased.)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Originally judged this story to be too weak pictorially on market scenes alone, since IMF team left last Thursday and could not get Acheampong to make a short restatement concerning the revaluation (tried for this morning). Your cable sent at 0505 GMT this morning did not arrive at the hotel until 1600 GMT, by which time light was failing fast, permitting only the 50ft. herewith. Recorder's battery somehow went off charge during journey from Abidjan, hence silent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADIBLW41X5EUUTFJR10TGWV6I
    Media URN:
    VLVAADIBLW41X5EUUTFJR10TGWV6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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