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    THE SUMMIT MEETING OF AFRICAN LEADERS OPENED IN DAR ES SALAAM TODAY (MAY 13). FOURTEEN?

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    THE SUMMIT MEETING OF AFRICAN LEADERS OPENED IN DAR ES SALAAM TODAY (MAY 13). FOURTEEN LEADERS FROM EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES WILL SPEND TWO DAYS DISCUSSING STRENGTHENING REGIONAL ECONOMIES AND GENERAL CO-OPERATION.

    BEFORE THEY WENT INTO CLOSED SESSION, PRESIDENT NYERERE OF TANZANIA CALLED FOR A "FRANK DISCUSSION OF THEIR PROBLEMS."
    THE LEADERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE NIGERIAN WAR AND THE CONTINUING RHODESIAN CRISIS.

    THE CONFERENCE, DUBBED THE "GOOD NEIGHBOUR" CONFERENCE, IS FREE TO DISCUSS ANY QUESTION OF CONCERN AS IT AFFECTED AFRICA, SAID PRESIDENT NYERERE. "GOOD NEIGHBOURS DID NOT DEMAND AGREEMENT ON ALL ISSUES. THEY DEMANDED ONLY UNDERSTANDING, AND A WILLINGNESS TO SETTLE ANY PROBLEMS IN A SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP AND UNITY."
    HE MENTIONED THE QUESTION OF MERCENARIES - THE MAIN TOPIC AT THE LAST AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE. THE PROBLEM WAS NOT LIKELY TO TAKE UP MUCH TIME NOW, HE SAID. "THE MERCENARIES WHO HAD BEEN CARRYING OUT THEIR MURDEROUS ACTIVITIES AGAINST OUR BROTHERS IN THE CONGO HAVE NOW BEEN BANISHED FROM AFRICA'S SOIL. NOW WE CAN GET ON WITH THE JOB OF DEVELOPMENT."
    RHODESIA, SAID PRESIDENT NYERERE, WAS CONTINUING TO DEMONSTRATE WITH IMPUNITY ITS CONTEMPT FOR THE PRINCIPLE OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND ITS DEFIANCE OF WORLD OPINION.

    EIGHT PRESIDENTS, A PRIME MINISTER, AND SENIOR MINISTERS FROM FIVE OTHER COUNTRIES ARE AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE. THE 14 NATIONS TAKING PART ARE BURUNDI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO-KINSHASA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA , MALAWI, RWANDA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA AND ZAMBIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA15Z1TSLVIHKINPBWBBN3MN5PC
    Media URN:
    VLVA15Z1TSLVIHKINPBWBBN3MN5PC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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