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    The liberation committee of the Organisation of African Unity began meeting in Moshi, Northern Tanzania, on Monday (February 15th) to discuss ways of financing African freedom fighters and settling rivalries between them.

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    The liberation committee of the Organisation of African Unity began meeting in Moshi, Northern Tanzania, on Monday (February 15th) to discuss ways of financing African freedom fighters and settling rivalries between them.

    Delegations from eight countries attended the meeting which was expected to last for four days. Uganda did not attend. Tanzania has not recognised the Ugandan regime of General Amin. Nigerian representatives attended the meeting. This is the first time an official Nigerian delegation has set foot on Tanzanian soil since President Nyerere's government recognised the break-away Biafran regime in 1968.

    At the opening session the Tanzanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Isael Elinawinga, called on African Freedom fighters to carry out a war of attrition against the white regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia. The Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Mr. Ketema Yifru, said he had heard with great joy of proposals to unite two rival African nationalist groups.

    SYNOPSIS: The Liberation Committee of the Organisation of African Unity began meeting in Moshi in Northern Tanzania on Monday. There were delegates from Algeria, Somalia, Guinea, the United Arab Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia and Nigeria. There were no representatives from Uganda. Tanzania does not recognise Uganda's new army regime.

    The outgoing chairman of the committee, Mr. Ketema Yifru, the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, said he had heard with great joy of proposals for a united front between two rival African nationalist groups in Rhodesia. An important topic on the agenda was the proposal for a united front between the Zimbawe African National Union and the Zimbawe People's Union. Nigerian representatives, who attended the meeting were the first to officially visit Tanzania since 1968 when Tanzania recognised the breakaway Biafran regime.

    Tanzania's Foreign Minister, Mr. Iseel Elinawinga, was elected chairman of the meeting. He called on freedom fighters to carry out a war of attrition against the white regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia. Later the conference discussed the problems of financing freedom fighters.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1C7EUG5DE2ZGBI1YI9E6P0SA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C7EUG5DE2ZGBI1YI9E6P0SA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    N/A

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