• Short Summary

    Sierra Leone's Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens is confident that the situation in his country?

  • Description

    Sierra Leone's Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens is confident that the situation in his country is now under control following the recent abortive army coup and twc assassination attempts.

    In an interview with Visnews on Friday (April 2) Dr. Stevens said that his people were now happy with the state of the country. He explained his reasons for calling in troops from Guinea and defended the action of his government before the time of the attempted COUP.

    SOUND INCLUDES: DR. STEVENS SPEAKING (ENGLISH) AND GENERAL BACKGROUND NOISE IN PAN SCENES.

    SYNOPSIS: In Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, the situation is quiet after the recent abortive army coup and the two assassination attempts on Prime Minister Stevens
    Guinean troops which marched into Sierra Leone last month under a treaty signed between the two countries a few days before, are still in the city. Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens gave his view of the situation in a recent interview.

    Seven senior army officers including Brigadier John Bangura who led the 1968 coup which put Dr. Stevens back in power, are still being held following the attempted coups.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFJX3R7EYZK81Z4FWQ7RF5OIF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFJX3R7EYZK81Z4FWQ7RF5OIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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