• Short Summary

    THE EIGHT ANNIVERSARY OF THE IVORY COAST'S INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE WAS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THE EIGHT ANNIVERSARY OF THE IVORY COAST'S INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE WAS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY. IN ABENGOUROU, 200 KMS (125 MILES) NORTH OF THE CAPITAL, ABIDJAN, PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WATCHED A DISPLAY OF NATIONAL DANCES AND THE TRADITIONAL CIVIL AND MILITARY MARCH PAST.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WAS ACCOMPANIED AT THE ABENGOUROU CELEBRATIONS BY VISITING UNITED NATIONS UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL CHAKRAVARTI NARASHIMHAN.

    MR. NARASHMINHAN IS ON THE LAST LEG OF A FIVE-NATION WEST AFRICAN TOUR. ANOTHER GUEST OF HONOUR WAS MR SADOK MOKADDEM, THE PRESIDENT OF TUNISIA'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    ABENGOUROU IS ONE OF THE SIX REGIONAL CENTRES IN WHICH THE MAIN INDEPENDENCE CEREMONIES ARE HELD IN ANNUAL ROTATION.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEE4MKWHUZXP4TPDGGKIVZ5IS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE4MKWHUZXP4TPDGGKIVZ5IS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment