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    CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE IN SUDAN TOOK PLACE IN OMDURMAN LAST WEDNESDAY (1 JANUARY).

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    GREAT MAHDI'S TOMB; CROWD; SPEAKERS; REPUBLICAN PALACE; GUESTS; PRESIDENTS' AZHARI AND TRAIKOV; AZHARI SPEAKS.




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    Background: CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE IN SUDAN TOOK PLACE IN OMDURMAN LAST WEDNESDAY (1 JANUARY). A MEETING WAS HELD BY THE UMMA PARTY, THE LARGEST POLITICAL PARTY IN THE COUNTRY, AT THE FAMOUS MEMORIAL OF THE TOMB OF THE GREAT MAHDI.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE UMMA PARTY RALLY WAS MR. NUGDALLA, A FORMER MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

    INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS ALSO TOOK PLACE AT THE REPUBLICAN PALACE, WHERE PRESIDENT ISMAIL EL AZHARI GAVE A RECEPTION IN THE PALACE GARDENS. AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WAS PRESIDENT GEORGI TRAIKOV OF BULGARIA, WHO WAS ON A VISIT TO THE SUDAN.

    PRESENT-DAY SUDAN IS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND HAS EMERGED AS SUCH AFTER LONG PERIODS OF INTERNAL STRIFE AND ANGLO-EGYPTIAN RULE. GEOGRAPHICALLY, IT IS THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN AFRICA, AND IT'S POPULATION INCLUDES ALMOST 600 TRIBES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4KANKG8LVMTGFG3IUCNOIF97
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4KANKG8LVMTGFG3IUCNOIF97
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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