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    PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BENIN

    Upper Volta's Head of State Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo received an enthusiastic welcome from a small crowd of compatriots in Benin, where he arrived from Ghana on April 22.

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    1. GV Members of Benin's Upper Voltaic community with banner awaiting arrival of plane of President Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo at Cadjehoun International Airport. (2 SHOTS) 0.07
    2. GV & SV Volta's President getting off plane and being greeted by Benin's Head of State, Brigadier General Mathieu Kerekou and other officials. (3 SHOTS) 0.31
    3. GVs The two presidents walking across tarmac and inspecting guard of honour as band plays. (2 SHOTS) 0.45
    4. SV Upper Volta's President shaking hands with members of Benin's diplomatic corps. 0.54
    5. GVs The two presidents walking past crowd. (3 SHOTS) 1.22
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    Background: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BENIN

    Upper Volta's Head of State Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo received an enthusiastic welcome from a small crowd of compatriots in Benin, where he arrived from Ghana on April 22. He was greeted at Cadjehoun International Airport by Benin's President Mathieu Kerekou, accompanied by government officials and members of the armed forces. Benin is the second stop in Major Ouedraogo's current tour or neighbouring West African nations. The two countries ar among the world's poorest, depending heavily on foreign aid for economic survival. One of the first actions of President Ouedraogo's regime, which ousted Colonel Saye Zerbo's military government in November 1982, was to announce it would supervise the distribution of foreign aid, which despite the massive sues involved, had done little to improve the country's economy under his predecessor.

    Source: REUTERS - M. LAWANI

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPD1MKFTJU8INQZ2HJ64K4JB5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPD1MKFTJU8INQZ2HJ64K4JB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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