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    CONGO BRAZZAVILE IS THIS WEEK CELEBRATING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION THAT BROUGHT PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT TO POWER.

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    ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENTS MOBUTO AND BOKASSA, PARADES THROUGH STREETS AND SPEECH BY PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT.




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    Background: CONGO BRAZZAVILE IS THIS WEEK CELEBRATING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION THAT BROUGHT PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT TO POWER. IT IS ALSO THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF CONGO BRAZZAVILLE'S INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTO OF CONGO KINSHASA AND PRESIDENT BOKASSA OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ARE AMONG FOREIGN VISITORS TO THE CELEBRATIONS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTO AND BOKASSA ARRIVED IN BRAZZAVILLE ON MONDAY ALTHOUGH THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS STARTED TWO DAYS BEFORE. THEY WATCHED MARCH-PASTS BY TROOPS INCLUDING WOMEN AND YOUTHS.

    IN A SPEECH PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT CALLED THE VISITING PRESIDENTS "GREAT FRIENDS AND BROTHERS". HE SAID PRESIDENT BOKASSA, WHO WAS BORN IN BRAZZAVILLE, HAD RETURNED ENRICHED IN BOTH AGE AND PRESTIGE.

    MONDAY, 15 AUGUST, WAS THREE YEARS FROM THE DAY THAT FORMER PRESIDENT FULBERT YOULOU RESIGNED AFTER THE REVOLUTION IN WHICH FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND FIFTEEN INJURED.

    OTHER VISITORS TO THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES, OF MALI, NORTH VIETNAM, NORTH KOREA, THE SOVIET UNION AND WEST GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZ4YVJT0KQ00KK89GVUJ1I3FC
    Media URN:
    VLVAZ4YVJT0KQ00KK89GVUJ1I3FC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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