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    The Republic of Zaire recently celebrated "Children's Fortnight", an annual Festival during which the care and protection of the nation's young are promoted.

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    The Republic of Zaire recently celebrated "Children's Fortnight", an annual Festival during which the care and protection of the nation's young are promoted.

    The President's wife Madame Mobutu hosted a reception at Mount Stanley as she does each year, and there were parades of young people through the streets in Kinshasa and throughout the country.

    SYNOPSIS: As in previous years, the wife of President Mobutu, Madame Marie Antoinette, recently hosted a reception in Mount Stanley, Republic of Zaire, for children of a variety of nationalities. This was one of the main events in "Children's Fortnight" - an annual festival during which the care and protection of children are promoted.

    Madame Mobutu gave her services as the mother of a large family herself, extending her mother-love to all the families of Zaire.

    The various parades and demonstrations held during the two weeks of the "Children's Forthright", were designed to make the people of Zaire more aware of the problems faced by the young of the nation. The organisers hope that be doing this their welfare will have a higher place in national priorities. The message was put across that the future of the nation lies with its young people. If they are treated well, they will help to make a greater Zaire, for which their parents and those in authority are also working. This cavalcade of youth was on parade in Kinshasa. There were also similar celebrations all over the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF08LDPQGA1RFISDOPIIWZDHCW
    Media URN:
    VLVAF08LDPQGA1RFISDOPIIWZDHCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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