• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE ADDRESSED A MEETING OF MINISTERS AND OTHER DELEGATES ON THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE ADDRESSED A MEETING OF MINISTERS AND OTHER DELEGATES ON THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE.

    THIS YEAR THE PATTERN OF THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS WAS CHANGED. INSTEAD OF A MILITARY PARADE, THE PRESIDENT ADDRESSED AN ASSEMBLY, AND DANCES FOR THE PUBLIC WERE HELD.

    AFTER REVIEWING THE GENERAL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY, PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE REFERRED TO THE CONTINUING UNREST BETWEEN THE ARAB AND AFRICAN FACTIONS.

    CHAD ARMED FORCES HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 1,000 REBELS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HE ANNOUNCED. HE SAID THAT 1,126 REBELS AND 246 SOLDIERS HAD DIED IN FIGHTING.

    THE PRESIDENT DEFENDED HIS REQUEST LAST SUMMER TO FRANCE FOR HELP IN PUTTING DOWN THE REBELLION, SAYING CHAD DID NOT HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS OR RIGHT MATERIAL NECESSARY TO QUELL THEM ITSELF.

    LAST AUGUST FRANCE SENT NEARLY 1,000 SOLDIERS INTO CHAD AT THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST.

    HE SAID THERE WERE NOW 331 FRENCH LEGIONNAIRES STILL IN CHAD, GIVING SUPPORT TO THE YOUNG CHAD ARMY.

    THE REBELLION OF THE ARAB NOMADS OF THE NORTH BROKE OUT BECAUSE OF THE INEFFICIENCY AND CORRUPTION OF THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION, TOO HURRIEDLY AFRICANISED AFTER CHAD'S INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED.

    "OUR ARAB BROTHERS, WHO ARE STILL ASSASSINATING INNOCENT PEOPLE, ARE BEING USED BY CERTAIN CHADIAN INTELLECTUALS, AMONG WHOM WAS DR OUTEL BONO" SAID.

    DR BONO, FORMERLY CHAD'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WAS SENTENCED FIVE YEARS HARD LABOUR IN JUNE THIS YEAR FOR PLOTTING AGAINST THE ???. HE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 1963, BUT PARDONED BY PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4RDDJGNAJ24EHSEZUY9V48H2
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4RDDJGNAJ24EHSEZUY9V48H2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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