• Short Summary

    BURUNDI HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY AS A REPUBLIC, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE IN THE CAPITAL, BUJUMBURA, AS GUESTS OF THE GOVERNMENT.

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    FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES ARRIVING AT AIRPORT; PROCESSIONS; PARTIES AND SPEECHES; MARCH PAST ETC.




    Initials DW/VS/JF/OS



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    Background: BURUNDI HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY AS A REPUBLIC, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE IN THE CAPITAL, BUJUMBURA, AS GUESTS OF THE GOVERNMENT. THERE HAVE BEEN THREE DAYS OF FESTIVITIES MARKING 28TH NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, WHEN COLONEL MICHAEL MICOMBERO, THEN PRIME MINISTER, DEPOSED YOUNG KING NTARE THE FIFTH, AND DECLARED HIMSELF PRESIDENT.

    AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES WERE: CONGO-KINSHA - MONSIEUR NSINGA, THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE - MONSIEUR AMBROISE NOUZALAY, THE PRIME MINISTER ZAMBIA - MR. REUBEN KAMANGA, THE FOREIGN MINISTER.

    A SPECIAL GUEST WAS PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE ON TANZANIA, WHO, AS A PERSONAL FRIEND, PRESIDENT MICOMBERO WISHED TO HAVE AT HIS SIDE. ALSO PRESENT WAS THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) MR. DIALLO TELLI.

    PRESIDENT MICOMBERO OUTLINED THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST YEAR AS A REPUBLIC AT A PARTY AT THE PLACE DE LA REVOLUTION. INSPITE OF THE SERIOUS INJURIES HE SUSTAINED IN A CAR CRASH A FEW MONTHS AGO, THE PRESIDENT WAS ABLE TO GET ABOUT WITH THE AID OF STICKS. HE SAID THAT BURUNDI'S RELATIONS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES DEVOTED TO PEACE SHOULD BE NOT ONLY FRIENDLY, BUT CLOSE AND BROTHERLY.

    ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WAS A PILGRIMAGE TO THE MEMORIAL DEDICATED TO PRINCE RWAGASORE, A NATIONAL HERO WHO WAS SHOT BY ADVERSARIES WHEN HE PRESIDED OVER THE FIRST GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    THERE WAS ALSO AN ARMY PARADE AND A MARCH PAST BY YOUNG REVOLUTIONARIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADIGVRN85UCQXJ6L9I9XQ1AZI6
    Media URN:
    VLVADIGVRN85UCQXJ6L9I9XQ1AZI6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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