• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA WAS AMONG WORSHIPPERS AT TOUGUE ON TUESDAY FOR PRAYERS MARKING THE END OF RAMADAN, THE ANNUAL PERIOD OF FASTING FOR MOSLEMS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA WAS AMONG WORSHIPPERS AT TOUGUE ON TUESDAY FOR PRAYERS MARKING THE END OF RAMADAN, THE ANNUAL PERIOD OF FASTING FOR MOSLEMS. HE HAD COME FROM HIS HOME TOWN OF DALABA, 250 MILES (400 KMS) FROM CONAKRY, AFTER BEING RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    AS ELSEWHERE IN THE MOSLEM WORLD, THE WEEKS OF RAMADAN ABSTINENCE IN GUINEA ENDED WITH FESTIVE SCENES. PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE WAS GREETED WITH ENTHUSIASM FROM THE PEOPLE AS HE ARRIVED IN TOUGUE. THE PREVIOUS DAY 99.7 PER CENT OF GUINEA'S TWO-MILLION VOTERS HAD ELECTED HIM FOR ANOTHER SEVEN YEARS IN OFFICE.

    PRESIDENT TOURE IS CELEBRATING THIS MASSIVE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE WITH A TOUR OF THE GUINEA INTERIOR AND IS NOT EXPECTED BACK IN CONAKRY, THE CAPITAL UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY, WHEN THE COUNTRY'S NEW PARLIAMENT WILL HOLD ITS FIRST SESSION. M. SEKOU TOURE HAS BEEN PRESIDENT SINCE GUINEA GAINED INDEPENDENCE IN 1958.

    PRESIDENT TOURE WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. HIS GUINEA DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS ALSO RETURNED TO POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE5OUWNGOY2QMOEFQ064PBS7D5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5OUWNGOY2QMOEFQ064PBS7D5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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