• Short Summary

    THREE DAYS OF CEREMONIES TO MARK THE IVORY COAST'S APPRECIATION OF THE WORK PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BIOGNY HAS DONE FOR THE NATION BEGAN IN ABIDJAN ON NOVEMBER 17TH.

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    1.
    LV MILITARY BAND AT STADIUM.
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    2.
    CU REPUBLICAN GUARDSMAN
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    3.
    LV PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN CAR.
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    4.
    SV PRESIDENT AND WIFE OUT OF CAR - GREETED
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    5.
    CU PRESIDENT IN STAND WAVING
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    GV SPORTS STADIUM AND ATHLETES.
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    7.
    GV PAN CROWD IN STAND.
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    LV GIRL'S 80 METRES RACE--START AND FINISH.
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    SV CROWD.
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    CU WINNER: DENISE EKRA.
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    11.
    CU PRESIDENT IN STAND.
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    TV MEN'S 100 METRES--START AND FINISH.
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    13.
    SV CROWD CLAPPING
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    CU WINNER: KONE GAOUSSOU.
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    15.
    SV PEOPLE APPLAUD (2 SHOTS)
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    Background: THREE DAYS OF CEREMONIES TO MARK THE IVORY COAST'S APPRECIATION OF THE WORK PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BIOGNY HAS DONE FOR THE NATION BEGAN IN ABIDJAN ON NOVEMBER 17TH.

    DURING THE THREE DAYS OF FESTIVITIES, THE PEOPLE OF ABIDJAN EXPRESSED A PARTICULAR THANK YOU TO THEIR PRESIDENT FOR HIS FARSIGHTEDNESS IN PERSUADING FRANCE TO PAY FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF 105 YOUNG IVORIANS IN 1946. THE OPPOSITION OBJECTED TO THEIR DEPARTURE AT THE TIME, CLAIMING THAT IT WAS ONLY A SCHEME TO SEND THE YOUTHS TO WAR IN INDO-CHINA. BUT M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, THEN A MEMBER OF THE FRENCH PARLIAMENT, PERSISTED IN HIS PLAN AND EVENTUALLY THE STUDENTS RETURNED TO THE IVORY COAST, FULLY TRAINED, TO TAKE AN ALL-IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE COUNTRY'S ADMINISTRATION AFTER INDEPENDENCE. TODAY, PRACTICALLY EVERY MINISTER, AND MINISTRY CHIEF OF BUREAU, IS ONE OF THE STUDENTS SENT TO FRANCE IN 1946.

    CELEBRATIONS BEGAN ON FRIDAY, WITH THE PRESENTATION OF A COMMEMORATIVE STAMP TO THE PRESIDENT. BUT THE MAIN EVENTS CAME ON SUNDAY AS THE IVORY COST'S YOUTH FLEXED ITS MUSCLE IN TRIBUTE TO THE YOUTH OF THE PAST. A BAND OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD WELCOMED THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE TO THE ??? STADIUM, AND A PLEASANT AFTERNOON WAS SPENT IN FIELD EVENTS. NO???AMONG THE WINNERS WAS DENISE EKRA, DAUGHTER OF THE MINISTER OF FORMATION - HER WIN A SUITABLE SYMBOL OF YOUTH TAKING OVER THE FUTURE.ANOTHER LOCALHERO, KONE GAOUSSOU, WON THE MEN'S 100 METRES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD79TEBOAIWFKZNHNCJFQ2G5TX
    Media URN:
    VLVAD79TEBOAIWFKZNHNCJFQ2G5TX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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