• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL ON SOUTHWEST AFRICA HAS ARRIVED IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, EN ROUTE TO "TAKE OVER THE ADMINISTRATION" OF THE DISPUTED TERRITORY.

  • Description

    THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL ON SOUTHWEST AFRICA HAS ARRIVED IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, EN ROUTE TO "TAKE OVER THE ADMINISTRATION" OF THE DISPUTED TERRITORY. THE 11-MAN COUNCIL, LED BY MR. MUSTAFA RATED ABDEL WAHAB OF EGYPT, WAS GREETED ON ARRIVAL AT LUSAKA AIRPORT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BY THE ZAMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. REUBEN KAMANGA. ALSO AT THE AIRPORT WAS A SMALL GROUP OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EXILED SOUTHWEST AFRICA NATIONALIST MOVEMENT. THEY CARRIED PLACARDS CALLING FOR U.N. INTERVENTION IN THE TERRITORY.

    MR. WAHAB SAID THE COUNCIL'S TASK WAS TO GO TO SOUTHWEST AFRICA AND IMPLEMENT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S RESOLUTION BY TAKING OVER THE ADMINISTRATION. MR. KAMANGA SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD GIVE ALL POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO THE COUNCIL. THE QUESTION OF NOW THE 11-MAN TEAM IS GOING TO GET INTO SOUTHWEST AFRICA IS UNANSWERED. MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL SECRETARIAT WHO HAVE BEEN IN LUSAKA FOR A WEEK APPEAR NOT TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CHARTER AN AIRCRAFT TO FLY TO SOUTHWEST AFRICA. THERE IS ALSO THE QUESTION OF SOUTH AFRICA'S ATTITUDE. THE PRETORIA GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER ACCEPTED THE RULING OF THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHICH TWO YEARS AGO TERMINATED SOUTH AFRICA'S MANDATE OVER SOUTHWEST AFRICA AND DECLARED THE TERRITORY THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE U.N. SOUTH AFRICA MAINTAINS THAT THE RESOLUTION IS ILLEGAL AND HAS CONTINUED TO ADMINISTER THE AREA. IT HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL NOT GIVE LANDING RIGHTS IN SOUTHWEST AFRICA TO ANY U.N. AIRCRAFT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1C2OSWYB9IUO350JCZ9R3EG80
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C2OSWYB9IUO350JCZ9R3EG80
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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