On Friday (15 August), The Republic of the Congo ended a three day celebration marking the anniversary of the Congolese Revolution in 1963.
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Background: On Friday (15 August), The Republic of the Congo ended a three day celebration marking the anniversary of the Congolese Revolution in 1963.
President Marien Ngouabi, who has held office for five years, addressed spectators who turned out in the flag-lined streets of Brazzaville.
He spoke about the problems in nearby Angola, where liberation groups are struggling for supremacy, and recalled that he had suggested that the Organisation of African Unity step in to prevent the fratricidal warfare from continuing.
He also said that he wanted to see the problem of Cabinda, a small enclave geographically separated from Angola but claimed by all the liberation groups as part of Angola, solved in a revolutionary, democratic and popular manner. He denied that his country had any interest in taking over the oil rich area.
Following his speech, the National people's Army paraded through the streets.