• Short Summary

    Equatorial Guinea's President Francisco Macias Nguema flew into Brazzaville on Saturday (15 August) and was met by Congo People's Republic President Marien Ngouabi.

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    Equatorial Guinea's President Francisco Macias Nguema flew into Brazzaville on Saturday (15 August) and was met by Congo People's Republic President Marien Ngouabi.

    President Macias was the only foreign Head of State attending the weekend's celebrations of the coup which overthrew Congo-Brazzaville's first President, Abbe Fulbert Youlou, in 1963. He was to begin a six-day officials visit on Monday (16 August).

    President Macias rarely travels outside of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, which became independent in October, 1968, after 150 years of Spanish rule. President Macias became Head of State after a fierce political struggle with Atanasio Ndong (who later led an abortive coup and was killed as a result). About the same time, anti-white incidents in Rio Muni led a mass departure of Spanish residents, followed by the near collapse of Rio Muni's economy. New agreements in the fields of economy and education were concluded with Spain in 1969. In February 1970, all political parties were fused into the Partido Unico Nacional (PUN) headed by President Macias.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYGQK1PZ99ERRCYL9A47GSWMV
    Media URN:
    VLVACYGQK1PZ99ERRCYL9A47GSWMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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