• Short Summary

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CAPTAIN RAOUL, ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) RETURNED TO BRAZZAVILLE AFTER ATTENDING THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY MEETING IN ALGIERS.

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    OFFICIALS WAIT RAOUL'S ARRIVAL AT AIRPORT; GUARD OF HONOUR; RAOUL AND PARTY; MOTORCADE AT PRESIDENTIAL PALACE; RAOUL SPEAKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE.




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    Background: THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CAPTAIN RAOUL, ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) RETURNED TO BRAZZAVILLE AFTER ATTENDING THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY MEETING IN ALGIERS.

    MR. PASCAL LISSOUBA, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S MINISTER OF STATE, MET CAPTAIN RAOUL AT THE AIRPORT WITH SEVERAL CIVILIAN AND MILITARY OFFICIALS.

    THE PRIME MINISTER HAD BEEN ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT BY M. EDOUARD BABACKAS, HIS DELEGATE MINISTER, AND SEVERAL ARMY OFFICERS.

    DURING HIS STAY IN ALGIERS, CAPTAIN RAOUL DISCUSSED HIS COUNTRY'S PRESENT POLITICAL CRISIS WITH THE HEADS OF OTHER AFRICAN STATES.

    HE HAS BEEN PRIME MINISTER OF A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT SINCE THE FORMER PRESIDENT, ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT, WAS DEPOSED ON SEPTEMBER 4 AFTER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE ARMY AND DISSIDENT MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH LEAGUE OF HIS RULING PARTY.

    CAPTAIN MARINE NGOUABI, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL REVOLUTION COUNCIL, WHICH DEPOSED M. MASSAMBA-DEBAT, WAS AMONG THE OFFICIAL PARTY WHICH WELCOMED CAPTAIN RAOUL'S RETURN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDDKUAIQS5RZGGT6R7V56U0ON
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDDKUAIQS5RZGGT6R7V56U0ON
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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