• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING A SWEEPING GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH, PRESIDENT MOSUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECEIVED THE OATH OF LOYALTY FROM 23 NEW MINISTERS.

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    SV MINISTER LOANGO ADDRESSES MOSUTU.
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    2.
    CU LOANGO.
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    3.
    CU OFFICER.
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    4.
    CU VARIOUS MINSTERS TAKE OATH (10 SHOTS).
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    5.
    CU HIGH RANKING OFFICERS, AND ONLOOKERS.
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    SV MINISTER AFFIRMING IN FRONT OF MOSUTU.
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    CU MINISTER AFFIRMING.
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    8.
    CU ONLOOKER.
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    9.
    SV & MV MOSUTU ALONG LINE OF MINISTERS CONGRATULATING THEM.
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    Background: FOLLOWING A SWEEPING GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH, PRESIDENT MOSUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECEIVED THE OATH OF LOYALTY FROM 23 NEW MINISTERS. MINISTER OF JUSTICE THOMAS LOANGO OPENED THE PROCEEDINGS BY READING OUT THE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE UNDER WHICH THEY WERE APPOINTED.

    IN THIS RESHUFFLE, THE PRESIDENT CREATED AN INNER CABINET OF STATE WHO ARE TO TAKE CHARGE OF FOUR SECTORS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S ACTIVITIES: POLITICAL, JUDICIARY, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FOREIGN, HE ALSO APPOINTED 22 DEPUTY MINISTER AND MADE THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING OUT ESSENTIALLY TECHNICAL TASKS OF GOVERNMENT.

    THE MAIN PORTFOLIOS - I.E. THE MINISTRIES OF DEFENCE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HOME AFFAIRS, AND FINANCE - REMAIN IN THE SAME HAND BEFORE. THE PRINCIPAL CHANGE CONCERNS M. LOANGO, FORMERLY DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO HAS BECOME MINISTER OF JUSTICE IN PLACE OF M. ETIENNE TSHISEKEDI, NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND CO-ORDINATION.

    THE NEW MINISTERS SWORE LOYALTY TO THE PRESIDENT, OBEDIENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS AND PROMISED TO APPLY THEMSELVES FAITHFULLY TO THEIR TASKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAW6O7N6YRDH42ITEO5YRLXP6U
    Media URN:
    VLVAW6O7N6YRDH42ITEO5YRLXP6U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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