• Short Summary

    THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE ARMY IS TAKING STRICT PRECAUTIONS AGAINST ANYTHING THAT COULD MAR TOMORROW'S (SUNDAY'S) OPENING OF THE FIRST ALL-AFRICAN GAMES IN BRAZZAVILLE.

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    THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE ARMY IS TAKING STRICT PRECAUTIONS AGAINST ANYTHING THAT COULD MAR TOMORROW'S (SUNDAY'S) OPENING OF THE FIRST ALL-AFRICAN GAMES IN BRAZZAVILLE.HEAVY ARMOURED CARS PATROL THE HIGHWAYS LEADING FROM THE CITY AND STEEL-HELMETED TROOPS ARE STATIONED AT KEY POINTS.

    TEAMS FROM 29 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, TOTALLING SOME 2,500 SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN, WILL TAKE PART.THE TEAMS FROM NIGERIA AND UGANDA, AMONG THE LAST TO ARRIVE, FLEW INTO BRAZZAVILLE YESTERDAY.

    COMPETITORS HAVE BEEN TRAINING HARD IN THE CITY'S HUGE STADIUM WHERE THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE.THE CONGO'S PRESIDENT, M.ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, WILL PRESIDE AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES.THE GAMES WILL GO ON FOR A WEEK.

    ALL CARS EXCEPT THOSE OF COMPETITORS, OFFICIALS AND JOURNALISTS ARE BEING STOPPED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BRAZZAVILLE AT NIGHT AND OCCUPANTS ASKED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES.SOME CHECKPOINTS NEAR BRAZZAVILLE'S MAYA MAYA AIRPORT ARE MANNED BY MEMBERS OF THE CONGO-BRAZZA YOUTH MOVEMENT, ARMED WITH RIFLES AND REVOLVERS.

    OFFICIALS EXPLAIN THAT THE PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO AVOID INCIDENTS BY WHAT THEY CALL "MALCONTENTS" AND "COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES" WHO MAY BE EAGER TO SPOIL THIS FIRST AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF SPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYS894U2S4RTZGA4W6BMS60OD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYS894U2S4RTZGA4W6BMS60OD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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