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    Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, whose body is still being held by the government of Guinea, was?

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    Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, whose body is still being held by the government of Guinea, was honoured with a symbolic burial in Lages, Nigeria on Saturday (6 May).

    Dr. Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, died in Rumania on April 27. On April 30 his body was flown to Conakry, Guinea. He had been living in guinea since being outside from power in 1966. His body is still in Cenakry where discussions are taking place to have it returned to Ghana.

    As part of the symbolic mock funeral, an open mass was held in Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. this was followed by a ninety-minutes procession to the "burial ground."
    The burial was one of a series of activities sponsored by the "Black Renaissance Movement of Nigeria" to commemorate Dr. Nkrumah's death.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3E1REODZII5O2IKBIXD6HFSW
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3E1REODZII5O2IKBIXD6HFSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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