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    SIXTY-TWO AMERICAN PEACE CORPS WORKERS EXPELLED FROM GUINEA ARRIVE AT DAKAR AIRPORT YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BEARING GIFTS RECEIVED IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR WORK.

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    SIXTY-TWO AMERICAN PEACE CORPS WORKERS EXPELLED FROM GUINEA ARRIVE AT DAKAR AIRPORT YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BEARING GIFTS RECEIVED IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR WORK. THEY WERE EXPELLED GY GUINEA'S PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE AFTER GUINEA'S CONFLICT WITH GHANA FOLLOWING GHANA'S DETENTION OF A GROUP OF GUINEANS AT ACCRA AIRPORT THREE WEEKS AGO.

    GUINEA CHARGED THAT AMERICA WAS INVOLVED IN THE DETENTION OF THE GUINEA DIPLOMATS BUT THE UNITED STATES CATEGORICALLY DENIED ANY CONNECTION WITH THE AFFAIR.

    THE GROUP OF YOUNG AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS, SOME OF WHOM WERE ACCOMPANIED BY DEPENDENTS, TOLD REPORTERS THAT THEY WERE SEEN OFF AT CONAKRY AIRPORT BY HIGH GUINEAN OFFICIALS. BOOKS ON GUINEA WERE GIVEN TO THEM AS A SOUVENIRS AND ONE VOLUNTEER HAD RECEIVED AND ELEPHANT TUSK FROM A REGIONAL GOVERNOR IN APPRECIATION OF HIS WORK.

    MR. HENRY NORMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS IN GUINEA, SAID GUINEANS APPEARED TO BE VERY SORRY TO SEE THE PEACE CORPS LEAVE. HE SAID MOST OF THE GROUP WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJG1PPIJWDSCA9OFC6LH9NRW4
    Media URN:
    VLVADJG1PPIJWDSCA9OFC6LH9NRW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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