• Short Summary

    When President Kenneth Kaunda opened the third session of the Third National assembly in Lusaka, on Friday (16 January), he made his first major public statement on the subject of Angola since the end of the Organisation of African Unity's summit meeting on Angola earlier in the week.

  • Description

    When President Kenneth Kaunda opened the third session of the Third National assembly in Lusaka, on Friday (16 January), he made his first major public statement on the subject of Angola since the end of the Organisation of African Unity's summit meeting on Angola earlier in the week.

    President Kaunda said that the OAU's failure to reach agreement on Angola, automatically meant handing over its fate to foreign powers. He said that the war in Angola was traumatic and its impact on Zambia incalculable. It had brought into sharp focus the disastrous effects of disunity and foreign intervention in Africa.

    The President said that peace in Angola and other nearby countries was an absolute necessity for Zambia, and it would now be easy for foreign powers to get involved in Angola because Africa was divided.

    The day before (Thursday) students at Lusaka University has accused President Kaunda of "criminal treachery" for declining to recognise the Soviet-backed Luanda-based Government of the MPLA (the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola).

    Riot police -- some with rifles -- guarded the University campus as hundreds of students demonstrated against Dr. Kaunda's policy, and in support of the MPLA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA14JV4AV56DXR1Y7S2Z7T7XS2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA14JV4AV56DXR1Y7S2Z7T7XS2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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