• Short Summary

    On the eve of the 12th anniversary of Dahomey's independence, President Justin Ahomadegbe attended a major youth rally and parade in Porto-Novo.

  • Description

    On the eve of the 12th anniversary of Dahomey's independence, President Justin Ahomadegbe attended a major youth rally and parade in Porto-Novo. The following day (August 1st) the head of state was to take the salute at another three-hour parade marking the independence anniversary itself.

    The President's anniversary message called on all citizens to reflect on the country's problems and suggested that they should be self-critical. He referred to "our stupid divisions, fanataciem of all kinds and our egotism" as factors contributing to internal weakness.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD47QBG8EVVWQ90X8T2WHKB4P4
    Media URN:
    VLVAD47QBG8EVVWQ90X8T2WHKB4P4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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