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    THE KING OF BURUNDI - MWAMI MWAMBUTSA IV - CONFERRED WITH PRESIDENT KENYATTA IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    THE KING OF BURUNDI - MWAMI MWAMBUTSA IV - CONFERRED WITH PRESIDENT KENYATTA IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    THE KING IS ON HIS WAY TO VISIT EUROPE. ON OCTOBER 18, THE MWAMI SURVIVED AN ABORTIVE PALACE COUP IN WHICH HIS PRIME MINISTER WAS SHOT AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.

    AT LEAST FIFTY PEOPLE WERE SHOT BY FIRING SQUADS AFTERWARDS. THEY INCLUDED FORMER MINISTERS AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. BURUNDI, AFRICA'S THIRD SMALLEST INDEPENDENT STATE, IS NOW REPORTED CALM WITH THE ARMY GENDARMERIE ENFORCING MILITARY RULE IN THE ABSENCE OF THE SOVEREIGN.

    NO PRECISE FIGURES HAVE BEEN GIVEN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FIGHTING, AFTER THE ATTEMPTED COUP. BUT THE HEALTH MINISTRY IS APPEALING FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR AS MANY AS 6000 PEOPLE MADE HOMELESS. THEY ARE SAID TO BE IN ACUTE NEED OF HELP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD67XFSHNWGW0L5LT5ULQQXRTN
    Media URN:
    VLVAD67XFSHNWGW0L5LT5ULQQXRTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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