• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGA HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGH HONOUR OF A SEAT IN THE ACADEMY OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE IN PARIS.

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    GV ACADEMY BUILDING
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    SV MR & MRS FOCCART ENTERING
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    CU STATUE
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    SV OTHER MEMBERS ARRIVING
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    CU DRUMMER
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    SV MEMBERS ARRIVING
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    SV GUESTS ENTERING HALL
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    SV PRESS
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    SV PRESS & PRESIDENT SENGHOR ENTER
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    CU GUARD OF HONOUR
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    SLV PRESIDENT SENGHOR GREETED
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    CV ASSEMBLY
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    SV PRESIDENT TILT UP TO SPEAKER
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    GV ASSEMBLY
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    Background: PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGA HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGH HONOUR OF A SEAT IN THE ACADEMY OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE IN PARIS. THE PRESIDENT ACCEPTED THE SEAT IN PARIS TODAY (TUESDAY) DURING A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT THE ACADEMY'S HEADQUARTERS.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR ACCEPTED THE SEAT FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY CHANCELLOR KONRAD ADENAUER. THE PRESIDENT WAS ELECTED TO THE ACADEMY LAST MARCH BUT MATTERS AT HOME PREVENTED HIM FROM ACCEPTING THE HONOUR BEFORE NOW. MR SENGHOR IS ON AN EIGHT DAY VISIT TO FRANCE DURING WHICH HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH PRESIDENT POMPIDOU AND OTHER GOVERNMENT LEADERS.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR IS AN AUTHOR OF WORLD-WIDE FAME. HE HAS WRITTEN A NUMBER OF BOOKS INCLUDING "LIBERTE I", "CHAKA" AND "PRIERE DE PRAIX". HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF POEMS, "HOSTIES NOIRES" WHICH TELLS OF AFRICA AND THE PEOPLE OF SENEGAL.

    THE SIMPLE, BUT COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN PARIS TODAY LASTED MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR. MANY OF THE OTHER DIGNITARIES WHO HOLD SEATS IN THE ACADEMY WERE ON HAND AS WERE FRENCH GOVERNMENT LEADERS INCLUDING MR FOCCART, THE SECRETARY GENERAL FOR FRENCH-AFRICAN AFFAIRS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDW844BT8L8LWV3N7LV0395XI
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDW844BT8L8LWV3N7LV0395XI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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