• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LEON MBA, OF GABON, WHO WAS TAKEN FROM THE CAPITAL, LIBREVILLE, LAST WEEK BY REBEL SOLDIERS DURING AN ATTEMPTED COUP, RETURNED TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE LAST THURSDAY, SAGE AND WELL, AFTER FRENCH TROOPS HAD SUPPRESSED THE ARMY REVOLT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT LEON MBA, OF GABON, WHO WAS TAKEN FROM THE CAPITAL, LIBREVILLE, LAST WEEK BY REBEL SOLDIERS DURING AN ATTEMPTED COUP, RETURNED TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE LAST THURSDAY, SAGE AND WELL, AFTER FRENCH TROOPS HAD SUPPRESSED THE ARMY REVOLT.

    SPEAKING HERE, IN A NATIONWIDE TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST, HE SAID THAT THE DETAINED REVOLUTIONARIES WOULD BE PUNISHED. HE SAID THERE WOULD BE NO FORGIVENESS AND NO MERCY.

    THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT FORMED AFTER THE COUP, HE SAID, WAS COMPOSED OF EMBITTERED MEN WHO WANTED TO MAKE GABON A TROUBLED COUNTRY. REFERRING TO CHARGES BY LAST WEEK'S COUP LEADERS, PRESIDENT MBA SAID HE HAD NEVER TRIED TO ABOLISH THE OPPOSITION. HE HAD APPOINTED M. JEAN-HILAIRE AUBAME, THE OPPOSITION LEADER NAMED PRIME MINISTER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, AS PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT.

    ON MONDAY (FEB. 24) PRESIDENT MBA DISSOLVED THE GOVERNMENT AND POSTPONED THE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS, SCHEDULES FOR MARCH 1, UNTIL APRIL 12.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADD4LJATV5X5XP590QDNX78956
    Media URN:
    VLVADD4LJATV5X5XP590QDNX78956
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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