• Short Summary

    Doctor Siaka Stevens was sworn in as Sierra Leone's first Executive President at a ceremony in Freetown on Wednesday 21 April.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Stevens seated on dias.
    3 ft

    2.
    SV Justice Cole reading mandate.
    7 ft

    3.
    SCU Mrs Stevens.
    9 ft

    4.
    SCU Dr Stevens reading his address from dias.
    12 ft

    5.
    GV Crowds outside Parliament building as Dr Stevens and wife drive off in open car among crowds. (4 shots)
    26 ft

    6.
    STV Car along road.
    29 ft

    7.
    GV State House.
    31 ft

    8.
    MV's People dancing in courtyard of State House - local dance band plays.
    37 ft



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    NOTE TO EDITORS: Please refer to Visnews production number 4461/71, 'USA: SIERRA LEONE AMBASSADOR SAYS HE RESIGNED BECAUSE PRIME MINISTER STEVENS DICTATORIAL POWERS COULD TURN COUNTRY INTO COMMUNIST STATE'.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Doctor Siaka Stevens was sworn in as Sierra Leone's first Executive President at a ceremony in Freetown on Wednesday 21 April. He told the gathering of politicians and diplomats at the ceremony that he would keep Sierra Leone in the Commonwealth and pursue a non-alignment policy. As Prime Minister, Dr Stevens declared his country a republic on Monday 19 April. Sierra Leone became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1961.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TES64Y9R9WT87NM3MZCF5XCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TES64Y9R9WT87NM3MZCF5XCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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