• Short Summary

    THE FIRST CONGOLESE MILITARY ACADEMY (CENTRE SUPERIEUR MILITAIRE) OPENED ON OCTOBER 15TH IN KINSHASA. PRESIDENT?

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    SCHOOL BUILDING; MOBUTU SALUTES CADET, RECEIVES SALUTE FROM N.C.O.; MOBUTU WITH HIGH RANKING OFFICERS AND GUESTS; NKULUFA SPEAKS; HARDENNE SPEAKS; MOBUTU CUTS RIBBON AND SIGNS BOOK; MOBUTU TOURS BUILDING.




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    Background: THE FIRST CONGOLESE MILITARY ACADEMY (CENTRE SUPERIEUR MILITAIRE) OPENED ON OCTOBER 15TH IN KINSHASA. PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU PERFORMED THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY.

    THE ACADEMY WILL TRAIN CADETS TO FORM THE TOP LEVELS OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY. EIGHTY CADETS WILL ENTER EACH YEAR, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A BELGIAN OFFICER-COLONEL HARDENNE.

    THE SYLLABUS INCLUDES MILITARY AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, AND WILL BE TAUGHT BY NINE PROFESSORS. SIX ARE FROM THE BELGIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, ONE FROM A UNIVERSITY TO TEACH SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES, AND TWO OTHERS WILL SPECIALISE IN CRIMINOLOGY AND SUBVERSIVE WAR.

    AT THE CEREMONY, COLONEL NKULUFA, CHIEF OF THE CABINET AT THE MINISTRY OF THE NATIONAL DEFENCE, DESCRIBED THE STEPS IN THE CREATION OF THE CENTRE.

    COLONEL HARDENNE ALSO ADDRESSED THE DISTINGUISHED COMPANY OF OFFICERS AND GUESTS. HE THANKED PRESIDENT MOBUTU FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE IN CONSOLIDATING ALL THE MILITARY ACADEMIES IN ONE UNIT.

    WHEN THE SPEECHES WERE OVER, PRESIDENT MOBUTU CUT THE RIBBON AND FORMALLY OPENED THE ESTABLISHMENT. AFTER SIGNING THE BOOK OF GOLD, HE AND HIS PARTY TOURED THE BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSN4FBNYAJKA1B06TZKNQMOV9
    Media URN:
    VLVABSN4FBNYAJKA1B06TZKNQMOV9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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