• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZZAVILLE-CONGO, M. ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, HAS BEEN LEADING THE NATION IN CELEBRATIONS?

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZZAVILLE-CONGO, M. ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, HAS BEEN LEADING THE NATION IN CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT. (MNR).

    THE ANNIVERSARY WAS CELEBRATED BY HOLDING A WORKDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT, WHO'S ALSO SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE PARTY, SET THE EXAMPLE OF CLEARING A PLOT OF LAND IN THE CAPITAL WHICH IS TO BE THE SITE OF THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS.

    ELSEWHERE IN BRAZZAVILLE OTHERS WERE ALSO WORKING IN AID OF THE PARTY. M. MASSEMBA-DEBAT CAME TO POWER IN 1963 WITH SUPPORT FROM NON-POLITICAL ARMY MEN AND MODERATE CATHOLIC TRADE UNIONISTS TO PRO-CHINESE COMMUNIST AND EXTREME NATIONALISTS AFTER TAKING OFFICE THE PARTY SWUNG LEFT AND IN JUNE 1966 ARMY UNITS IN BRAZZAVILLE TRIED A COUP. THEY GAINED VIRTUAL CONTROL OF THE CAPITAL AFTER SACKING THE MNR HEADQUARTERS. THE MUTINY, HOWEVER, WAS QUELLED IN THREE DAYS.

    NOW WORK'S UNDER WAY TO REBUILD WHAT WAS DESTROYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1NJ6UVXNMX4CW2LNPXG6VPFK
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1NJ6UVXNMX4CW2LNPXG6VPFK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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