• Short Summary

    IN THE SUDAN, AN ATTEMPTED COUP BY JUNIOR OFFICERS HAS BEEN FOILED, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.

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    IN THE SUDAN, AN ATTEMPTED COUP BY JUNIOR OFFICERS HAS BEEN FOILED, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. SADIK EL MAHDI SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    TROOPS AND POLICE WERE CALLED OUT TO GUARD GOVERNMENT BUILDING AND OTHER KEY POINTS IN KHARTOUM AFTER LAST WEEK'S DEMONSTRATIONS BETWEEN COMMUNISTS AND RIGHT-WINGERS.

    THE COUNTRY, PLAGUED BY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AND CONFLICT BETWEEN MOSLEMS AND NEGROES IN THE SOUTH, WAS PLUNGED INTO CRISIS BY A HIGH COURT DECISION TO LIFT THE BAN ON THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    EIGHT COMMUNISTS MEMBERS OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WERE EXPELLED AT THE TIME OF THE BAN LAST YEAR. THE PARTY IN OPERATION FOR 30 YEARS IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE STRONGEST IN AFRICA.

    AT A RALLY OF THE RULING UMMA PARTY, THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD 5,000 SUPPORTERS THE ARCHITECTS OF THE ATTEMPTED COUP WOULD BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3K3LO7RFSZHK55OEC21AWPBG
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3K3LO7RFSZHK55OEC21AWPBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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